147706Re: Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)
- Aug 2, 2007On 8/2/07, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> Mark J. Reed writes:I read somewhere about a natlang whose (phonemic) vowels seemed to be
> > 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.
distinguished only by height (and not by backness; don't remember
about rounding). Such a lang could conceivably have phonemic /1/ vs
/a/ (though phonetically, I don't know what the allophonic range could
be -- conceivably rather wide).
Unfortunately, I don't remember details.
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
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