On page 263 of this PDF on Standard Georgian, it shows a narrow transcription of the North Wind and the Sun as narrated by a native speaker of the Georgian language.

In that transcription, the phonetics of /ɛɣiɑɾɛbinɑ/ is [ɛɣiɑɾɛbinə]

Does it mean that /ɑ/ can be realized as [ə] in some contexts?

  • This phoneme in unstress environments is probably released as a schwa, it is pretty common, especially when they occur in the end of words in post tonic positions. May 25 at 17:22


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