Re: Phonological questions, bunch 2
|Date:||Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 19:06|
> > The *falling* diphthongs /ie y2 uo/ derive from historical
> >/e: 2: o:/.
> Falling? I pronounce 'Tuomas' something like [twOmas], i.e., the
> 'o' is more prominent, so this should be a rising diphthong.
> > AFAIK *rising* difthongs do stem mostly from vowel + glide.
> > ...
> Again, you mean the reverse, no? From glide + vowel? Otherwise I'd
> expect the first element to be more prominent.
No, I don't mean rising/falling intonation - but the vowel height.
Probably an easy source of confusion... Guess I should have used the
terms "opening" and "closing" instead.
Also, all of our difthongs - even the three opening ones, as
counterintuitive as that may seem - have falling intonation.