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by FTF
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Language Universals
Replies: 61
Views: 36346

dhokarena56 wrote:I read somewhere that [a] was a sound in every language. But now I have nagging doubts...


I think that's /a/, not necessarily [a], and all /a/ really means in this case is "a phonemic low vowel of some sort".
by FTF
Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 114849

I always that that this french form of the verb "louer" was crazy: loueait. orthographically, yes, but not phonetically. not sure how to pronounce it, though... An impossible form: it'd had to be "louerait" (conditional) or (louait) You can have all 5 vowels with less letters: o...