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Offline zaba

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feature geometry and lengthened vowels
« on: March 03, 2014, 08:05:53 AM »
OK, so all english speakers know that {poot} has a shorter vowel than {pood} because of a rule
V-->V:/_C[+voice]

How could one represent this in feature geometry??

Offline ibarrere

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Re: feature geometry and lengthened vowels
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 11:52:35 AM »
Feature Geometry doesn't necessarily replace SPE-style rules like that. Are you suggesting that the rule could be done away with and the phenomenon explained purely by FG, or are you asking how to account for vowel length in an FG framework?
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Offline zaba

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Re: feature geometry and lengthened vowels
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 09:59:38 PM »
I'm asking how to account for vowel length in the scenario I described. I suppose something like the leftward spreading of voice feature, right?

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