Datapoint Polish / Vowel Quality Inventories

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2 Responses to “Datapoint Polish / Vowel Quality Inventories”

  1. Tomasz Wegrzanowski Says:

    Polish has vowels 8 (a e i o u y ą ę) so not sure how it’s counted as 5-6.

    Nasal vowels are not distinct in all contexts, but that’s the most straightforward count.

  2. Martin Haspelmath Says:

    These are the orthographic vowels (a e i o u y ą ę), but there is no contrast between i and y, and ą ę are not different in quality (note that this feature is not about vowels in general, but specifically about vowel qualities).

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