Re: Latin vowels?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Sep 09 2002 - 13:44:44 EDT scripsit:

> Off-hand, it seems that in English "y" mostly* is [j] if in initial position,
> otherwise it's either [i] or [ai]. So it's either one consonant, or one or two
> vowels...

English vocalic "y" is only [i] if it's final, with few exceptions
("machine", e.g.). Otherwise it is [I] or [ai].

What is the sound of Perl?  Is it not the       John Cowan
sound of a [Ww]all that people have stopped
banging their head against?  --Larry  

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