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Re: Aredos grammar gets it's comeuppance!

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2001, 11:23
Dan Jones scripsit:

> e can represent /e/, /E/ or /@/ depending on the phonetic environment of the > vowel. In open syllables, it represents /e/, in closed syllables /E/ and in > unaccented initial syllables it represents /@/. None of these distinctions > is phonemic.
If not, then they shouldn't have distinct versions inside slashes, which is the notation of phonemic distinctions. Rather you should say that "e" represents /e/, which can be [e], [E], or [@] depending on, etc. -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter