JuxtapositionQMan wrote:Aaaaaahh. I knew the whole thing of no fixed point, but that's helpful. Thanks! So it'd be:
/ʌ/, /ä/, /æ/, /e̞/, /i/, /o̞/, /ə/, /u̽/, /ɵ̞/, /ø̞/, /y/
I would leave off the diacritics. Remember, phonemic representations are chosen on the basis of convenience. It's routine to use, say, /e/ for [ɛ] even if, given the phonology of the language, [e] is more likely to be an allophone of /i/ than of /e/.
JuxtapositionQMan wrote:1)the affricates, though they appear, are not separately represented in the orthography (except ts)
2)there are others possible, such as /ks gz/, /kθ gð/, and /pʃ bʒ/
In that case, these aren't "affricates", they're clusters. What's the rationale for giving a selection of them a line in the phoneme chart?