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.)
(remembering the actual code isn't required if you approximately remember the
>(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...