Monophthongization contd.

Chandan Narayan cnarayan at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
Tue Jul 2 11:50:40 UTC 2002

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Dear List-members,

Thanks to those who responded to my original query about
monophthongization.  I have a few more questions concerning the subject:

In H-U:
1) Can monophthongization occur in all contexts?
2) Is it sociolinguistically conditioned?
3) Do the vowel spaces of those who exhibit monophthongs for "original"
diphthongs actually have diphthongs?

I am looking at whether I can account for monohphthongization with
acoustics and perception.  Any suggestions/ideas would be most welcome.

Chandan Narayan

cnarayan at
Deparment of Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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