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Re: another (phonolgy) question

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Thursday, April 1, 1999, 22:04
khaTv@ Nik:

>What do you mean by "aspirated vowels"? Do you mean voiceless vowels? >There are some natlangs that have that phonemically, altho I can't
>of any examples right now. Japanese has it allophonically with /i/ and >/u/. I don't know the rules exactly, but it only occurs between >voiceless consonants.
Basically, it's unstressed short /i/ and /u/ (which is of course unrounded), and yes, probably more likely next to voiceless consonants. Danny Get Your Private, Free Email at