[Spellyans] Phonemic inventory
everson at evertype.com
Fri Jul 4 09:00:53 IST 2008
At 07:48 +0000 2008-07-04, Jon Mills wrote:
>Such pairs would not determine whether or not schwa is a phoneme.
Sorry, Jon, my query about <áles> v. <alés> was
unrelated to schwa. This is a second question. I
ought to have made that clearer.
>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.
English <cónsole> 'confortya' and <consóle>
'alwhedhel' differ in terms of stress (with the
difference of [kOn] in the former and [k at n] in
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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