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Re: USAGE: [e] vs. [E] (was Re: Two questions about Esperanto)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 14, 2004, 19:08
Philip Newton wrote:
> > or "the Spanish e-sound" - both of which are > > different from [E], which is the English short-e sound. > > I thought that "the Spanish e-sound" was also [E]. How would you transcribe it?
Spanish uses [e] and [E] as allophones, [e] in open syllables, [E] in closed syllables (likewise for [o] and [O])