Re: PHONO: unvoiced schwa
|From:||Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 16, 2003, 11:53|
--- In email@example.com, J Y S Czhang <czhang23@A...> wrote:
> I am suddenly curious about unvoiced schwa... as you may see from the
> email dialogue betwixt _moi_ and Christophe "Maggelity" Grandsire:
> CG >> >Unvoiced schwa then ;))) (a cool sound by the way ;) ).
> HZ >> What's the IPA/X-SAMPA???
> CG >[@_0]. Looks like a smiley ;))) .
> HZ >> Hmm, any languages with it?
> CG >I think some Native American languages do. They are good at voiceless
> >vowels :)) .
> HZ Intriguing. How are they articulated/produced 0_o?
> CG >They are often called "murmured vowels", and that's exactly the
> >When you murmur, you naturally pronounce unvoiced vowels. Just
murmur a schwa
> >and you have it (and it indeed sounds very much like [h] :) ).
> HZ I like this _megatem_ - esp'ly as I like the idea of schwa and
> phonologically linked. I will add this as a schwa option in g0miileg0!!!!
Obrenje devoices its schwas after voiceless consonants! =)
PhoneTically, it turns into aspiration after stops, or just
merges with the previous sound after non-stops (which can
yield syllabic consonants as in |tse| [tS=]).
|tae| /ta.e/ [ta:]
|tane| /ta.ne/ [ta:n]
|tanne| /tan.ne/ [tan.n@]
|tade| /ta.de/ [ta:.d@]
|tadde| /tad.de/ [tad.d@]
|tase| /ta.se/ [ta:S]
|tasse| /tas.se/ [taS.S=]
|tate| /ta.te/ [ta:t_h]
|tatte| /tat.te/ [tat_h]
Poor Obrenje... I haven't given it a thought for ages with
Jovian and Oro Mpaa on my mind...
-- Christian Thalmann