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Re: THEORY/YAEPT: Re: Terkunan: rules for deriving nouns, verbs, adjectives

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, November 2, 2007, 21:23
On 11/2/07, T. A. McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 08:31:31 -0400, "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> > said: > > Could you elaborate on the pronunciations of those pairs? Most of > > them are perfect homophones IML. (The exception being finger/singer, > > which don't even have the same vowel in the first syllable.) > > What difference?
['\=] vs. ['siN.r\=]. In general IML, the /I/ in /-IN/ is an [i] rather than an [I], including words that end in <-ink> - heck, even in "linger", which should be identical to "finger" apart from the F/L switch. So I have no explanation for why "finger" is exceptional this way. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>