[Spellyans] Three schwas

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 21:56:33 IST 2008


Slavic linguistics uses the term 'yer' for the various ultra-short
unstressed vowels of this sort (ultra-short u and i, in the event).
I've often wished that this, or some other convenient cover term, were
in wider currency.

Oll an gwelha,
~~Owen

2008/7/22 nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> rug scrifa:
> I have heard the i-coloured unstressed vowel in "wicket", for example,
> referred to as schwa 2 to distinguish it from the turned e ("schwa 1").
>
> Nicholas
>
> On 22 Jul 2008, at 11:21, Jon Mills wrote:
>
>> Today's speakers of Cornish do indeed tend to use the reduced vowels
>> that you mention, Michael. The term 'schwa' is normally reserved for
>> [@] (the turned e, U+0259). This practice is much the same as is
>> found in English.
>> Ol an gwella
>> Jon




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