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Vowel Allophony in Qgam Dzwo
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Menu 1. Vowel fronting 2. Vowel alteration due to coda consonants
[edit] [top]Vowel fronting

Non-front vowels in Qgam Dzwo undergo fronting when following palatal consonants.

The consonants that induce vowel changes are as follows:
š
/ɕ/
c
/t͡ɕ/
j
/d͡ʑ/
ļ
/ʎ/
ç
/ç/
y
/j/


The vowel changes are as follows:
vowelnon-palatalizedpalatalized
o
/ɔ/
[ɜ]
uo
/ʊə/
[ɨə]
aa
/ɑ:/
[æ:]
a
/ʌ/
[ə]


[edit] [top]Vowel alteration due to coda consonants

Certain coda consonants cause alteration in the quality of certain vowels and/or merge with them. Following is a complete list of the allophonic changes that occur as a result of coda consonants:

iy/ij/→ [i:]
ey/ɛj/→ [e:]
eay/eəj/→ [e:j]
iw/iw/→ [ɨ:]
ew/ɛw/→ [ə:]
ow/ɔw/→ [u:]
wor/ɔəɻ/→ [o:ɻ], palatalized [ɨ:ɻ]
uor/ʊəɻ/→ [o:ɻ], palatalized [ɨ:ɻ]


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