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Consistency in vowel sysem (was: Is it necessary...)

From:Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>
Date:Sunday, February 1, 2004, 23:24
Andreas Johansson wrote:

>>a [a] ä [9] >>e [e] ë [E] >>i [i] >>o [o] ö [O] >>u [u] ü [y]
> I'm afraid I don't see the logic; in 'ë' and 'ö', the trema indicates > lowering, in 'ü' fronting, and 'ä' rising and rounding! Switching to 'ï' would > give an example if rounding, which doesn't seem to do much for consistency.
You just proved me right! There is always a connection in between one vowel and the same with an umlaut. Frontness, roundness, etc mean nothing for the common people so I always use the same accent and I chose the umlaut. See ya, ===================== Remi Villatel =====================


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>