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Re: OE diphthongs/breaking (was: Re: Germanic vowel correspondences (was: Scots.))

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 7:53
On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:58:41 +1000, Tristan McLeay wrote:
>(Forgive me, I don't know how >to type ash on this Windows keyboard.)
alt+numpad 0230 (remembering the actual code isn't required if you approximately remember the glyph order)
>(If I squint *just*so* I can see how /I(:)/ might merge with /y(:)/ but >not /i(:)/, but I find it difficult to believe any language would >distinguish all four of /i: i I: I/.
Somali and probably many other sub-Saharan African languages; but that's more of ±ATR than tense/lax... John Vertical


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