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147704Re: Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)

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  • Henrik Theiling
    Aug 2, 2007

      Mark J. Reed writes:
      > According to Wikipedia (the Arbiter of All that is True), only three 'lects
      > - Yupik, Qawiaraq, and Inupiatun - retain the fourth vowel. All three are
      > spoken mostly in Alaska. Going the other way geographically takes you the
      > other way phonologically as well; in parts of Greenland the /u/ phoneme
      > seems to be merging into /i/.

      Fascinating. Do you have some pointers for further reading? A
      two-vowel system of /1/ vs. /a/ would be very interesting.

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