[Spellyans] Phonemic inventory

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Jul 4 08:50:39 IST 2008

At 07:44 +0000 2008-07-04, Jon Mills wrote:
>In order to determine whether schwa is a phoneme 
>in Cornish it is necessary to demonstrate 
>minimal contrast with all the other vowels. It 
>is often said that schwa is not a phoneme of 
>English because there is no minimal contrast 
>pairs between [@] and [V] in unstressed 

But Nicholas just did, did he not?

[diU gwe:T a 'mænt at l]

[In 'gwET@ pre:z]

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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