Skomakar'n wrote:Faroese has been a little nicer to it, keeping it initially before back vowels and /ø/, but getting rid of it in most intervocalic and final positions, usually by turning it into some other sound such as /v/ or /j/. It has usually become /dʒ/ before front vowels (except for /ø/), but also /j/ in some positions (generally in the same place as where Icelandic does it). It is generally kept before other consonants, though, such as the clusters /gv/ and /gd/ (but */gj/ is /dʒ/).
<skuggi> /ˈskʊdʒɪ/ -› <skugga> /ˈskʊga/
<dagur> /ˈdɛavʊr/ -› <degi> /ˈdɛjɪ/, <dagar> /ˈdɛavar/ (I may be wrong about <degi> and <dagar>, though)
Eg fleyg hagar í gjár.
/ɛːØ flɛi̯j ˈhɛavar ʊi̯ dʒɔɑr/ (I think)
I flew there yesterday.
Sorry to burst your bubble, we are just as bad as the Icelanders:
<gøta> /ˈkøːta/ (most dialects of Vágar, North Streymoy and Eysturoy preaspirate the t giving: /ˈkøːʰta/)
<skuggi> /ˈskʊtʃːɪ/ -› <skugga> /ˈskʊkːa/
<dagur> /ˈtɛavʊɹ/ -› <degi> /ˈteːjɪ/, <dagar> /ˈdę:aɹ/ (Note: ę is used in Faroese transliteration, but I'm not exactly sure what for. I asked my phonetics teacher, and he said it was some sort of lowered vowel... so it should probably be /ɛ:/. ǫ is used in a similar fashion.)
<eg> /eː/Eg fleyg hagar í gjár.
aɹ ʊi̯ tʃ
ɔa:ɹ/ (Corrected)I flew there yesterday.
/ð/ went through the same changes, so <g> and <ð> are in many places homographs, especially word-finally and inter-vocalically. Which leads me to believe, that Faroese probably somewhere along the road experienced a sound shift similar to the Irish /ðˠ/ -> /ɣ/ one (or how it was, I can't find the post it was posted in). I'll have to ask about it closer though.
The preaspiration of non-geminated plosives in Faroese is as I said limited to a relatively small area of the Faroes (still it's present in roughly 1/4 of the population's dialects). I also think the 'intensity' of the pre-aspiration varies since sometimes I almost hear a sound more similar to /ˣt/ instead of the 'standard' /ʰt/. The pre-aspiration of geminated plosives is present in all of the islands so <-tt(-)> <-pp(-)> and <-kk(-)> are /ʰt:/ /ʰp:/ /ʰk:/ are everywhere.
I think that was all, I might have forgotten to comment on something, and if so, I'll comment on it later.