Re: Cham vowels

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Oct 16 1998 - 11:45:36 EDT

John Cowan gewrát:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>> Ar 11:10 -0700 1998-10-15, scríobh Raven Travillian:
>> >That's interesting. What effect does it have on the pronounciation?
>> >
>> >Does one of the vowels trump, in other words?
>> I, um, don't know what this means.
>Your interlocutor wishes to know if an independent vowel with a
>dependent vowel attached is pronounced like the dependent vowel
>("trumping" the normal value of the independent vowel) or as a
>diphthong, or in some other way.

I've put up part (not the code tables which have been superceded) of N1578
on my web site
( which
discusses some of these issues. As far as I can tell, no, it's just that
there is an independent vowel for U and O, but also the independent vowel A
can take the -U and -O vowel signs with the same value.

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