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
>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.
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