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THEORY: [THEORY: Allophones]

From:Edward Heil <edwardheil@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 6, 1999, 2:28
FFlores <fflores@...> wrote:
> Is there any natlang or conlang where an allophone > of a certain phoneme is also an allophone (maybe the > only one) of *another* phoneme? Do you think that's > likely or probable? > =
> In this particular case, I have a daughter of Drasel=E9q, > Curco, where /v/ has the allophones [v] and [w] (the > latter when syllable-final), and there's also /w/ as > a different phoneme.
Sure. In American English, most vowels have schwa as an allophone in uns= tressed environments. And in French, most consonants have zero as an all= ophone in word-final position except before a word with an initial vowel.= Or am I blurring the boundaries between allophony and phonological rules = here? Ed ____________________________________________________________________ Get free e-mail and a permanent address at 1