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
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|.