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Re: LONG: Latest Wenetaic Stuff

From:Don Blaheta <dpb@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 3, 1999, 18:55
Quoth John Cowan:
> Don Blaheta wrote: > > Aber nat=FCrlich! When -chen is added (-lein too? I forget), it fronts > > the main vowel, i.e. umlauts it. Thus "Katz" but "K=E4tzchen", "Mad" b=
> > "M=E4dchen", and presumably "Kuh" but "K=FChchen". >=20 > Often but not always. Anyway, if so, that ruins the supposed perfect > minimal pair kuchen/Kuhchen.
It does indeed ruin the minimal pair. Can you provide any examples where the main vowel *isn't* fronted? --=20 -=3D-Don< ~dpb/>-=3D- The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner. --Mark Twain