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Re: [con-romance] Rumiyaan vocalism

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, September 29, 2000, 5:36
BP Jonsson wrote:
> *a *E *e *I *i *u *U *o *O > | | | | | | | | | > æ e i e i u o a o
That's rather odd. Why /o/ -> /a/? /o/ is higher than /O/, so why would the relative height be changed? Also, /E/-/O/, /I/-/U/, and /i/-/u/ had symmetrical changes, so why the assymetry in /e/-/o/? -- Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor