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Re: labialization? (was: /x/ and 'inter-Germanic')

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 1, 2005, 2:56
On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 21:32:57 +0100, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>

> Quoting "J. 'Mach' Wust" <j_mach_wust@...>: > > BP can explain this better than me, but basically, we're talking about > two > different kinds of lip rounding. The Swedish labialized vowels are > pronounced > with more rounded and somewhat protruded lips compared to the "normal" > rounded > ones.
> The trick is that between "long ö" and "long u", the *only* difference > is that > the later is labizalized. Writing both as [2:] clearly wouldn't do; thus > the > need for an extra symbol.
/me goes slunking off into the shadows to introduce three-degree rounding into some project or other, probably Br'gar (which is as good a name as any for the lang I'm one day going to McGuffey). It'll mean a whole new romanisation for the vowels. While I'm here, let me try and figure them out... i y y_w u e 2 2_w 7 o E V O O_w a A Q Dunno. It's a start, at least. Paul