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Vowel Length. Vowel Quality and Quantity. Quality goose, geese Quantity (length) kusi kuusi. Phonemic (significant) length. kusi kuusi (Finnish). Allophonic length. wade, weight (RP English). mun, munn (Icelandic).

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vowel quality and quantity
Vowel Quality and Quantity
  • Quality

goose, geese

  • Quantity (length)

kusi kuusi

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Phonemic (significant) length

kusi kuusi (Finnish)

  • Allophonic length

wade, weight (RP English)

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mun, munn (Icelandic)

Long vowels are followed by single consonants or no consonants

wade, weight (RP English)

Long vowels and diphthongs are shorted (clipped) by following fortis consonants

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mun, munn

síð sídd

hús húss

mala, malla

söl, sölt

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wade, weight

prize, price

save, safe

siege, speech

house, house

use, use

lose, loose

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Unvoiced

  • Longer
  • Stronger .....
  • Variably voiced
  • Shorter
  • Weaker ......
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Long?

Short?