Fronter and Backer

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sat Jun 22 17:36:16 UTC 2002


Then a vowel slightly to the front of a non-peripheral front vowel
would be "peripheraler" (since your system gives us only two-degrees
of front-backness for front and back). I like "fronter" and "backer"
better than "peripheraler."


>Why not try to use the concept of peripheral/non-peripheral to
>distinguish fronter and backer front and back vowels?
>So we would have front peripheral, front non-peripheral, back
>peripheral, back non-periperhal.
>Virtually, Terry
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