Datapoint for feature 11A and language wals_code_hop

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  1. Dirk Elzinga Says:

    The Hopi front rounded vowel is probably more accurately described as a low vowel. In the Hopi Dictionary (Hill, et al 1998) it is transcribed as [ɶ] rather than [ø] or [œ] (p 863).

    A neighboring Uto-Aztecan language, Ute, has a genuine mid front rounded vowel /ø/ (Oberly 2008, pp 93-4, Givón 2011, p 18). It corresponds to Southern Paiute /ɔ/ (Sapir 1930, p 302). (ISO 639-3 doesn’t distinguish between Southern Paiute and Ute and labels both languages as “ute”.)

    References:
    * Givón, T. 2011. Ute Reference Grammar. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
    * Hill, K., E. Malotki, M. Black, and the Hopi Dictionary Project. 1998. Hopi Dictionary/Hopìikwa Lavàytutuveni: A Hopi-English Dictionary of the Third Mesa Dialect. University of Arizona Press.
    * Oberly, S. 2008. A Phonetic Analysis of Southern Ute with a Discussion of Southern Ute Language Policies and Revitalization. PhD dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson.
    * Sapir, E. 1930. Text of the Kaibab Paiutes and Uintah Utes. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol 65 No 2.

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