Eventually, labial sounds, such as [p] and velars, such as [k], condition non-contrasting rounding, everything between them conditions non-contrasting unrounding, and laryngeals condition contrast. This results in the following examples: /my/, /ni/, and /hi, hy/.Creyeditor wrote: ↑06 Oct 2019 13:08What would be the condition for dissimilation? If none of them is specified for rounding, it's hard to have dissimilation between vowels for rounding.yangfiretiger121 wrote: ↑06 Oct 2019 02:27My roleplay setting's Proto-Common language reconstructs with three ambiguously-rounded vowel phonemes; high front /ɩ/ (no actual IPA), near-high central /ɿ/ (again, no IPA), and low-mid central /ə̞/. Is it more natural for them to dissimilate into their respective /i, y/, /ɪ, ʊ/, and /ɛ, ɔ/ with complete (two results), some (one or two results), or no (one result) contrast?
Additionally, I'll be choosing a new symbol for the ambiguously-rounded near-high central vowel form among the following symbols to avoid altering diacritic locations for diphthongs: ɩ̽ ("mid-centralized" ɩ), ᵻ (ɪ with stroke), ᴕ (small cap ou), ᴜ (small cap u), and ᵾ (small cap ʉ). Do you guys have trouble seeing any of them?