Narbleh wrote:Thank you
Are short "e" and "i" really /ɛ/ and /ɪ/ or just shorter versions of /e/ and /i/
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aj oj aw ew
loqu wrote:The difference in quality between long and short vowels is disputed as far as I know. In Textkit that discussion is as old as time.
modus.irrealis wrote:The vowel system with the difference in quality looks really Germanic, though, doesn't it? Did (or do) the Celtic languages have a similar system? It could have been an areal feature.
Babelfish wrote:Ancient Greek also had a difference in quality afaik, for Ο and Ε only - the long variants of which were therefore marked Ω and Η. Latin didn't bother to provide us with such information
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