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Neglected front rounded phonemes in Haitian Creole

  • Gerard Alphonse Ferere (a1)

In all the formal descriptions of Haitian Creole published so far the phonemics of the vowels includes only front unrounded and back rounded varieties:

Analysts confronted with the presence in the inventory of the front rounded series attribute to them the status of exceptions or loans.

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D'Ans, André Marcel (1968). Le Créole français d'Haïti. The Hague: Mouton.
Fries, C. C., and Pike, Kenneth (1949). ‘Coexistent phonemic Systems’, Language 25: 2950.
Hymes, D. (ed.) (1971). Pidginization and Creolization of Languages. Cambridge University Press.
Jourdain, E. (1956). Du Français aux parlers Créoles. Paris: Klincksiek.
Valdman, A. (1966). ‘Analphabétisme et standardisation en Haïti’, MLA Newsletter No. 11, December 1967.
Valdman, A. (1969). ‘The language situation in Haiti’ in Hymes (ed.), 1971.
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Journal of the International Phonetic Association
  • ISSN: 0025-1003
  • EISSN: 1475-3502
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