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Re: French reform (Re: C.Thalmann, & #1)

From:Jean-François Colson <fa597525@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 13, 2005, 17:03
On Wednesday, April 13, 2005 1:15 PM, J. 'Mach' Wust wrote:

> The weak schwa vowel is not transcribed because its occurence is > predictable.
Not always. For example pneu is pronounced /pn2/, but many people erroneously add a schwa: /p@n2/
> If required (in poetry), it may be transcribed as if it were /9/.
It's true that /9/ and /@/ tend to merge in present French, but there are still dialects where they are different phonemes. I have the feeling that merging /2/ and /9/ would be less problematic, but that's perhaps because they are often written with the same digraph: |eu|.


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