pom / palm

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 13 01:00:43 UTC 2002

>I suspect that pom/palm (like, for me, bomb/[Italian] balm) is a pair
>differentiated solely by length.  I have [bam] / [ba:m] in the second pair
>"Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber Boshaft ist er nicht"
>--Albert Einstein

Yes, indeed I remember this being marked as some sort of phonemic
length distinction back in Gleason's Intro to Descriptive Linguistics.


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