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Re: [CONLANG] Lïzxvööse Verbs I: ActiveTri-Consonantals

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, August 16, 2001, 17:43
BP Jonson wrote:
>> >>Are these final geminates analysed as phonemic? IIRC, there's a rule >>in Swedish and Norwegian that short vowels have to be followed by a >>cluster or a geminate --- or is it that vowels are always long before >>a single ungeminated consonant? >> >>Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT >>marked) > >Yes, IMHO it is consonant length/gemination which is phonemic and vowel >quantity is determined by that.
Hm, possibly it varies from speaker to speaker. Personally, and I'm a native Swedish-speaker, I find it highly difficult to tell long and short consonants apart - I'd certainly not notice if somebody used only short consonants in a normal conversation. Vowel-length, on the other side is quite obvious to me. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at