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=ut
> > "M=E4dchen", and presumably "Kuh" but "K=FChchen".
> 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?
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