[Spellyans] Phonemic inventory

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Fri Jul 4 08:48:03 IST 2008

Such pairs would not determine whether or not schwa is a phoneme. Minimal contrast has to be in the same environment. If in one of the pair the syllable is stressed and in the other the syllable is unstressed then the envirnoment is different.

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> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
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> Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 08:43:34 +0100
> Are there minimal pairs where stress is the
> distinguishing factor? An example using the acute
> to mark stress ould be (I'm making these up)
> <áles> v. <alés>
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent

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