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Re: Phonology Paper Released

> As a result, the Lojban design allows the use of a buffer sound
> between consonant combinations which a speaker finds unpronounceable.
> This sound may be any non-Lojbanic vowel which is clearly separable
> by the listener from the Lojban vowels. Some possibilities are IPA
> [I], [+], [U], or even [Y], but there probably is no universally

Hmm, I don't think [Y] is acceptable. It's a rounded variant of [i],
and the paper expresses that:

> Note in particular that Lojban vowels can be either rounded or
> unrounded; typically "o" and "u" are rounded and the others are not,
> but this is not a requirement; some people round "y" as well.

Hence [Y] is not "clearly separable by the listener from the Lojban
vowels". The same applies to any vowel sound that differs from Lojban
vowels only in roundedness.

co'o mi'e paulos.

    Paulo S. L. M. Barreto  --  Software Analyst  --  Unisys Brazil
    Standard disclaimer applies ("I do not speak for Unisys", etc.)
                       e'osai ko sarji la lojban.