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Re: THEORY: [i:]=[ij]? (was Re: Pronouncing "Boreanesia")

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Friday, November 10, 2000, 5:23
On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 07:23:18PM -0500, Nik Taylor wrote:
> I just discovered today that, altho the vowel in "sang" has the same > quality as, e.g., "sane" (yet, minus the offglide), it has the *length* > of /&/, that is:
That might be true of my speech, too. I've thought about it being [eN] before, but I thought it would be closer to [{] than that, say [E], but I know it's not [E] (the vowel in <strength> is different from the one in <sang>).
> sag = [s&g] > sang = [seN] > sane = [se:jn]
Here we differ -- I use exactly the same allophone of /{/ before /N/ as I do before /g/, that is, probably [e] or something. -- Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo