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Re: Critique sought

From:Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>
Date:Friday, November 19, 1999, 7:43
Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Grandsire, C.A. wrote: > > > French, which has the rounded and unrounded versions of all front vowels > > except /a/ > > *Is* there a rounded version of /a/? If so, what's it like? >
Not in French, but IPA has it as "small capital o-e ligature" so I suppose it is used somewhere in the world :) . I can produce it at least. In French (until 15 years ago or so), there were two kinds of /a/, differentiated not by roundness but front-back distinction. But the back /A/ was not rounded (as far as I remember), contrary to the other back vowels.
> Irina > > Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. > (myself) - (Valdyas) > (home)
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