FUPA proposal

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Thu Feb 14 19:12:58 UTC 2002


"Tiit-Rein Viitso" <viitso at ut.ee> wrote:

> The FUPA proposal is really the most important development in the field
> after the Finno-Ugric transcription was invented and I highly appreciate the
> efforts made by Michael, Klaas and Trond.
> By the way the point 5 is an important one too: neither the FUT/FUPA nor IPA
> have means to render the most usual Estonian palatalization: in Central
> North Estonian it is the beginning of a dental consonant standing after the
> vowel of a primarily stressed syllable that can be palatalized. Hence the
> hitherto traditional notation of palatalization for such consonant letters
> as t, d and l is in fact misleading. Moreover, there are two other types of
> consonant palatalization in Estonian; the traditional notation is good
> enough for Võru South Estonian. For the western North Estonian and
> Mulgi-Tartu South Estonian a preconsonantal raised i can be used. Once there
> existed a kind of transcription committee. Probably all members of the
> committee are dead, aren't they?
> Tiit-Rein Viitso

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