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Phonemic or semi-phonemic

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  • DDanielA@webtv.net
    ... You re right; I was thinking more about the consonants than the vowels. English has the disadvantage of having vowels that are pronounced differently than
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2002
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      Teithant Harri Perälä:
      >Hmm... I find it hard to think of it as a phonemic mode.
      > At least the vowels seem to be mostly orthographic.
      >... Clearly orthographic vowels appear in "by", "Tolkien",
      >"herein", "return", "seen" and probably a few other words as
      >well.
      >Would something like "semi-phonetic" or "semi-phonemic" be
      >a better label for the title page inscription?

      You're right; I was thinking more about the consonants than the vowels.
      English has the disadvantage of having vowels that are pronounced
      differently than than traditional spelling would suggest. Semi-phonemic
      it is, then.

      Cuio mae, Danny.
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