[Spellyans] Phonemic inventory

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Jul 4 15:42:30 IST 2008


At 15:06 +0100 2008-07-04, nicholas williams wrote:
>I mean that [ae] and [a] are allophones of /a/

See, I think the default is /æ/ with [a] being an occasional allophone.

The Late Cornish phoneme /Q/ in <brâs> (SWF 
<broas>) makes this more likely, as it gives 
enough distance between /æ/ and /Q/ for 
plausibility. (Interestingly, Persian has the 
same two phonemes.)
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