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132864Re: ZBB: Another "What language is this song in" thread.

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  • Benct Philip Jonsson
    Aug 1, 2005
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      Henrik Theiling skrev:

      >>It's definitely [O] sometimes.
      > Probably the Arabic script doesn't offer enough vowel signs for
      > Persian.
      > **Henrik

      Basically quantitative vowel distinctions have been replaced by
      qualitative distinctions in Persian:

      |a| is /&/
      |i| is /e/
      |u| is /o/
      |a:| is /Q/ NB
      |i:| is /i/
      |u:| is /u/

      There is an [A] allophone of /Q/.

      BTW |q| is /R/ or /G\/.


      /BP 8^)>
      Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se

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