[Spellyans] Phonemic inventory

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Jul 4 08:36:22 IST 2008


How do you know that <da> 'to' is pronounced with a schwa?
Jon


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
> To: Spellyans <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: [Spellyans] Phonemic inventory
> Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 07:45:30 +0100
> 
> 
> Is schwa a phoneme? When in §1.2 I introduce the
> phonemes, do I write /@/ or [@]? I guess we have
> a minimal pair in <dâ> [dæ:] 'good', <da> [d@]
> 'to'.
> 
> We've written our phoneme corresponding to <a> as
> /æ/ because the pronunciation is long [æ:] short
> [æ]. We have written [ha] for <ha> 'and' however.
> Ought we?
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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