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Re: ZBB: Another "What language is this song in" thread.

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, August 1, 2005, 19:31
Henrik Theiling skrev:

>>It's definitely [O] sometimes. > > > Probably the Arabic script doesn't offer enough vowel signs for > Persian. > > **Henrik
Basically quantitative vowel distinctions have been replaced by qualitative distinctions in Persian: |a| is /&/ |i| is /e/ |u| is /o/ |a:| is /Q/ NB |i:| is /i/ |u:| is /u/ There is an [A] allophone of /Q/. BTW |q| is /R/ or /G\/. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)