8.1.12.1.5. cltk.phonology.got package

Gothic phonology

8.1.12.1.5.1. Submodules

8.1.12.1.5.2. cltk.phonology.got.phonology module

Gothic phonology tools

class cltk.phonology.got.phonology.GothicTranscription[source]

Bases: object

Gothic transcriber

transcribe(word)[source]
>>> got_transcriber = GothicTranscription()
>>> got_transcriber.transcribe("anastodeins")
'anastoːðiːns'
Parameters

word (str) – word to transcribe

Return type

str

Returns

transcribed word

8.1.12.1.5.3. cltk.phonology.got.transcription module

Gothic phonological transcription module. Sources:

Vowels: <a>, <u> can be short or long. Here <a>, <u> => [a], [u] <i> represents [i] and <ei> represents [i:] <e> and <o> are long vowels: [e:] and [o:] <ai>:

  • [ɛ] when <ai> is before <r>, <h> or <ƕ> or when it is in Ancient Greek borrowings

  • [ɛ:] when <ai> is before <a> or <an> and when it is at the end of a syllable or a word or when it is in an Ancient Greek borrowing

  • [ai] in other cases

Here -> [ɛ]

<au>:

  • [ɔ] when <au> is before <r>, <h> or <ƕ> or when it is in Ancient Greek borrowings

  • [ɔ:] when <ai> is before <a> or <an> and when it is at the end of a syllable or a word or when it is in an Ancient Greek borrowing

  • [au] in other cases

Here -> [ɔ]

Specialists do not agree on digraph pronunciation. Some of them think they were monophthongs whereas others think that they were monophthongs or diphthongs according to cases.

Remaining issues:

  • <gg>: [ŋg]

  • <ggw>: [ŋgw] or [ggw] because in such cases the geminated gg are actually a reinforcement of [gww]

  • <z>: [z] in Germanic words or [dz] in Ancient Greek words

  • etc