Vowel harmony part 2
|From:||Rob Haden <magwich78@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 23, 2003, 4:42|
Thanks for your knowledgeable answers. :) I've done a little research
myself, and I've found that a simple triangular system of i-a-u can become
a much fuller vowel system, with some sound changes. Here is what I'm
ai > e
au > o
ia > ä
iu > ü (high front rounded)
ua > u or o
ui > ï (high back unrounded)
i ü ï u
VH comes from fronting/backing of unstressed vowels based on
frontness/backness of stressed vowels.
What do y'all think?