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 
>>e [e] ë [E]
>>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.