147704Re: Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)
- Aug 2, 2007Hi!
Mark J. Reed writes:
>...Fascinating. Do you have some pointers for further reading? A
> 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/.
two-vowel system of /1/ vs. /a/ would be very interesting.
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