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Vowels and Diphthongs i I is absent i is nasalized when in proximity to nasals i is never diphthongized i is sometimes lengthened at the end of a phrase for emphasis: we ting una tink se a si:\ = what thing you think that I saw or see. e is practically cardinal & a pure vowel ɛ is substituted sometimes for e - tɛk, mɛk, sɛk(sake)- fɒ seka = for the sake of. eg = Egg (furobe = Fornah Bay) f'ɒlěg = fowl's egg be₁mbe₂ = a [[insert]] ^ hand [[/insert]] fishing net. note swɛ'lǎ = to swallow ɛ as in Eng. gɛ = get, but gɛt am = [[strikethrough]] get [[/strikethrough]] has it or them or to belong to. (na mi get am = It is mine) na Tɒm gɛ di at = It is [[insert]] ^ naim=them [[/insert]] Tom [[insert]] ^ [that] [[/insert]] has the hat na im = it is he æ is absent, but of h[[tilde æ]] or [[tilde æ]] = is it not? a practically cardinal. a is long in exclamation a:, father. (fáyă = fire) na [[strikethrough]] im [[/strikethrough]] păm [[strikethrough]](an)[[/strikethrough]] = it is the palm of the hand. come=kăm top=tap - pantap=on; stop=tap ɒ serves for ɔ & British ɒ. K[[i?]]ˠɒ₂k[[superscript ɒ?]]ɒ₂ = a disease of the skin - skin with bile (di os pan tap = the top of the house) o is cardinal - & never dipthonged go, dollar) do₂do₂ = an enlarged navel ʊ is absent u is practically cardinal. pupu [_-] = excrement úmăn = woman ʌ & ɜ are absent Dipthongs [[three columns]] [[start first column]] ia = hair bia₂bia₁ = beard tʃia = chair pia = pear kias = cask kian = can kĭãwúd = canewood [[end first column]] [[start second column]] yai = eye dai = die skai = sky au = how [[strikethrough]] pau [[/strikethrough]] pawa = power os = house daut = doubt kautʃ = couch [[end second column]] [[start third column]] bɒi = boy tɒis = toys = singular & plural dʒɒi = joy uɛ in buɛl = boil puɛl = spore [[end third column]]
Formah Bay or Fornah Bay?
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