1.1.Hungarian vowel harmony The Hungarian2 vowel system contains seven short and seven long vowels. endings have two or three different versions, each to be applied under different Back and Round Harmony Types in Hungarian. Vowel harmony has a similar function as stress in delimiting words (Trubetzkoy, 1939) and plays an active role in word-segmentation (Suomi, McQueen, & Cutler, 1997; Vroomen, Tuomainen, & Gelder, 1998). It is the country’s official language used in education and government administration. -ok/ek/ük, the choice is between The affected obstruents are the following: Nasals assimilate to the place of articulation of the following consonant (even across word boundaries):[25]. -ért, the causal-final case. According to most current theories, the Hungarian vowel system involves 14 vowels that correspond to seven vowel pairs, each differentiated by quantity. -ja/je, It is one of the official languages of the European Union. I. folttal [foltɒl] 'by/with (a) patch', varrtam [vɒrtɒm] 'I sewed'. Corvina, 2002. pp. Palatalizable consonants are palatal ones and their non-palatal counterparts: gy /ɟ/ ~ d /d/, l /l/ ~ ly /j/, n /n/ ~ ny /ɲ/, ty /c/ ~ t /t/. In Hungarian language there are 18 noun cases which may seem too much compared to German, Slavic languages or Latin (where they use 4 to 7 cases), but if we understand their meanings, it can become much clearer. As can be seen above, the neutral vowels are able to be in both front and back vowel assonance words with no consequence. Instead of prepositions (like in, on, from, for, with, etc. back, short-front and long-front vowel words. Its phonology and grammar are, however, typically Uralic. Stems that contain back vowels affix back vowel suffixes, and stems that contain only front vowels affix front vowel suffixes. It means that many word This task of categorisation will soon become second nature, don't worry if it seems On top of a relatively straightforward system of backness assimilation is overlaid a great number of additional complexities, involving free variation, idiosyncratic behavior of particular lexical items, and peripheral phonological constraints of the kind that Bach and Harms (1972) called "crazy". While orthography might sug-gest that long vowels are straightforwardly paired up with the corresponding short vowel, some short-long pairs differ more in quality than others: notably and <é>correspond to [E] and [e:], respectively. The remaining four are e - é and a - á. According to most current theories, the Hungarian vowel system involves 14 vowels that correspond to seven vowel pairs, each differentiated by quantity. If a word contains both front and back, the last vowel generally gives the class. In two pairs the short and long vowel differ also in quality: [ ɛ ] [e:]; [ ɔ ] [a:]. The Hungarian vowel system is traditionally re-garded as quantity-based. If a stressed vowel follows, as in gén * (e) ràte, or if there is no following vowel, as in hápp * (e) n, then syncope does not apply. It belongs to a different language family, so almost all of the vocabulary is different from an Indo-European language. [14] For the other pairs, the short vowels are slightly lower and more central, and the long vowels more peripheral: The sound marked by ⟨a⟩ is considered to be [ɒ] by Tamás Szende[13] and [ɔ] by Mária Gósy. The phonology of the Hungarian language is notable for its process of vowel harmony, the frequent occurrence of geminate consonants and the presence of otherwise uncommon palatal stops. In Budapest, the first three collapse to [ˈmɛntɛk], while the latter one is unknown, having a different form in the literary language (mentesek). In a cluster of consonants ending in an obstruent, all obstruents change their voicing according to the last one of the sequence. Hungarian is spoken by 9,840,000 people in Hungary. When one see a three-fold choice of endings, such as [16] Gósy also mentions a different short /a/ that contrasts with both /aː/ and /ɒ/, present in a few words like Svájc ('Switzerland'), svá ('schwa'), advent ('advent'), hardver ('hardware', this usage is considered hyperforeign),[17] and halló (used when answering the phone; contrasting with haló 'dying', and háló 'web'). A magyar helyesírás szabályai. 1. These conditions are based upon which vowels are present in a word, béka Hungarian has a rich system of vowels and consonants. However, there are about fifty monosyllabic roots that only contain [i], [iː], or [eː] that all take a back vowel suffix instead of the front vowel suffix.[21]. frog, a back-vowel word. Hungarian Vowel Harmony / 149 Long vowels will be treated as geminates, because their harmonic behavior is identical that of the corresponding short vowels5 An important advantage ofthis system is that it predicts what kinds binary alterna-ons are possible in Hungarian. [19] However, the front vowel stems distinguish rounded vs. unroundedness based on the last vowel in the stem. completely satisfactory OT account of Hungarian vowel harmony, and a rule-based account seems to be the most satisfactory account after all. If a word contains short- and long-front vowels, generally the last vowel will give It means that many word endings have two or three different versions, each to be applied under different conditions. We may also think of this difference as a difference in how many vowels are found within one syllable: in monophthongs there is one – e.g., / , e, , , / –, in diphthongs there are two – e.g., / , , / – while in triphthongs there are three – e.g., / , /. segít, the í dos not contrbute, and it's [19], Vowel harmony in Hungarian is most notable when observing suffixation. confusing at first. ú. Hungarian neutral vowels* Péter Dienes 0 Introduction Vowel harmony,1 and especially harmonically neutral vowels always con-stituted a challenge to phonological theories, especially to non-linear pho-nologies. These conditions are based upon which vowels are present in a word, and will be explained here. Long consonants become short when preceded or followed by another consonant, e.g. Section 4 addresses a suffix which has a restricted These vowels have a deeper note and are made using the back of the mouth. Akadémiai Kiadó, 1984-2000. pp. This article pursues the same research line, locating similarly unnatural data patterns in the vowel harmony system of Hungarian, such as the tendency (among certain stem types) for a final bilabial stop to favor front harmony. Hungarian orthography, unlike that of the surrounding Slavic languages, does not use háčky or any other consonant diacritics. One-form endings of course apply to all classes of words. 1 Introduction Standard Hungarian contains 14 vowels: [i, i, y, y,u,u,ø,ø,o,o, ,e, ,a]. [19], While /i/, /iː/, /ɛ/, and /eː/ are all front unrounded vowels, they are considered to be "neutral vowels" in Hungarian vowel harmony. volt [voːt] 'was', polgár [ˈpoːɡaːr] 'citizen'). Hungarian vowel quantity neutralisation as a potential ... ... All Journals Despite the counterarguments above, most au-thors (both phonologists and phoneticians) agree that quantity is a primary distinctive feature in the Hungarian vowel system. front or back. They are used in the name of the letters E and A, which are pronounced /ɛː/ and /ɒː/, respectively.[9]. Only neutral (front) vowels, last vowel unrounded. Vowel harmony must be maintained throughout the entire word, meaning that most suffixes have variants. In this paper, I would like to take this challenge, and give a pre-sumably universal solution to the problems raised by transparent vowels [21] The theory finds support from etymology: related words in other languages generally have back vowels, often specifically unrounded back vowels. The vowel inventory consists of 14 phonemes of which one can distinguish 5 pairs, consisting of short and long counterparts; these are i - í, o - ó, ö - ö, u - ú, ü - ü. There are two categories of vowels, determined by how your mouth physically forms and pronounces them. the two is the choice between front and back vowels. In obstruent clusters, retrograde voicing assimilation occurs, even across word boundaries: Other than a few foreign words, morpheme-initial. The articles a, az, egy, and the particle is are usually unstressed. Following precedent set by Robert Vago (1974), I will use native orthography throughout this paper for ease of interpreting data. They are: the e that classes this as a short-front word. However, if only neutral vowels appear in a stem, the stem is treated as though it is of front vowel assonance and all suffixes must contain front vowels. Hungarian has essentially the same system, differing only in certain minor details (short e is the front vowel counterpart of a)—e.g., asztal ‘table,’ asztalok ‘tables,’ asztalokban ‘in the tables,’ but föld ‘land,’ földök ‘lands,’ földökben ‘in the lands.’ The full palatal assimilation is an obligatory feature in the standard Hungarian: its omission is stigmatized and it is considered as a hypercorrection of an undereducated person. to avoid homophony: Full palatal assimilation occurs when the ending palatal consonant is, Partial assimilation takes place if an alveolar stop (. If an alternating pair is defined by the presence vs. absence [28], For assistance in making IPA transcriptions of Hungarian for Wikipedia articles, see. There are two competing views on the role that quantity plays in the system. three. This is considered non-standard. Excluding recent loanwords, Hungarian words have either only back vowels or front vowels due to these vowel harmony rules. In morpheme onsets like str- [ʃtr], middle stops tends to be more stable in educated speech, falanxstratégia [fɒlɒnʃtrɒteːɡiɒ] ~ [fɒlɒŋkʃtrɒteːɡiɒ] ~ [fɒlɒŋksʃtrɒteːɡiɒ] 'strategy based on phalanxes'. Their phonetic values do not exactly match up with each other, so ⟨e⟩ represents /ɛ/ and ⟨é⟩ represents /eː/; likewise, ⟨a⟩ represents /ɒ/ while ⟨á⟩ represents /aː/. For every short vowel there is a short and a long version. Hungarian vowel harmony classifies the vowels according to front vs. back assonance and rounded vs unrounded for the front vowels. Both long- and short-front It is theorized that while these vowels merged with /i/ or /iː/, less commonly /eː/ or /uː/, the vowel harmony rules sensitive to the backness of the original sound remained in place. Vowel harmony is a key feature of the Hungarian language. When the first consonant is nasal, the partial palatal assimilation is a form of the nasal place assimilation (see above). [20] While suffixes for most words have front/back vowel variants, there are not many that have rounded/unrounded variants, indicating that this is a rarer occurrence.[20]. The phonological The phonemes /dz/ and /dʒ/ can appear on the surface as geminates: bridzs ('bridge (the card game)'). be further split two groups, long and short. In a sord such as concerning the Hungarian vowel system, shows examples of derivational and inflectional suffixes on nouns, and summarizes the data to be discussed. Characteristic of its sound system is vowel harmony. In most cases, it works across word boundaries if the sequence of words form an "accentual unity", that is there is no phonetic break between them (and they bear a common phase stress). Like so many parts of Hungarian, even the alphabet exhibits parity or symmetry. (For the list of examples and exceptions, see Hungarian dz and dzs.) vowel words are clumped together as front vowel words. Hungarian vowel harmony classifies the vowels according to front vs. back assonance and rounded vs unrounded for the front vowels. Nasal place assimilation is obligatory within the word, but optional across a word or compound boundary, Voiceless sibilants form a voiceless geminate affricate with preceding alveolar and palatal stops (. See the main page on the Hungarian alphabet. Here are some sound files to help you. An exaple is írok Although not found in Budapest, some dialects contrast three mid vowels /ɛ/, /eː/, and /e/, with the latter being written ⟨ë⟩ in some works, but not in the standard orthography. Hungarian, like its distant relative Finnish, has the same system of front, back, and intermediate (neutral) vowels but is more complex than the one in Finnish, and some vowel harmony processes. and will be explained here. Miklós Törkenczy: Practical Hungarian Grammar. The Facts of Vowel Harmony Hungarian contains the following underlying and surface vowel system, given in orthographic representation1: ( I ) Short Long Front Back Front Back High i i u i u u Mid o o 6 6 Low e a a * This article owes much to Paul Kiparsky; without his insight and contributions to the field, tackling the It won't be confusing soon, and even if you make a mistake Whenever one sees a two-fold ending, such as o, ó, u, The Hungarian Vowels Hungarian has an inventory of 14 vowels. and help make HungarianReference.com even better. In close vowels, also known as high vowels, such as [i] and [u], the first formant is consistent with the tongue being positioned close to the palate, high in the mouth, whereas in open vowels, also known as low vowels, such as [a], F1 is consistent with the jaw being open and the tongue being positioned low in the mouth. In this paper, we argue that the various types of interrelationship However, there are phenomena both on the phonological and the phonetic level which suggest that for low, mid, and high vowels a separate evaluation of the quantity opposition is necessary. There are two more marginal sounds, namely the long /ɛː/ as well as the long /ɒː/. Simply, if a word contains only back vowels, it is considered a back-vowel word, 26-30. Learn how and when to remove this template message, A H-ra vonatkozó megszorítások történeti változásai, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hungarian_phonology&oldid=982169929, Articles needing additional references from January 2008, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2010, Articles needing examples from April 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. In Section 3 the details of epenthetic vowel analysis are given and the apparent dichotomy between epenthesis in nouns and adjectives is discussed. If the last vowel is front and rounded, it takes a suffix with a front rounded vowel; otherwise it follows the standard rules. status. 1. [18] Thus mentek could represent four different words: mëntëk [ˈmentek] ('you all go'), mëntek [ˈmentɛk] ('they went'), mentëk [ˈmɛntek] ('I save'), and mentek [ˈmɛntɛk] ('they are exempt'). its class. Typical accentual units are: There are obligatory, optional and stigmatized types of assimilation. There are 14 vowels in Hungarian. Hungarian vowel harmony more transparent vowels The Hungarian vowel system can from LING 304 at University of New Mexico Syncope is thus triggered by a sequence of unstressed vowels in English. and not írek. The middle alveolar stops may be omitted in clusters with more than two consonants, depending on speed and articulation of speech: azt hiszem [ɒs‿hisɛm] ~ [ɒst‿hisɛm] 'I presume/guess', mindnyájan [miɲːaːjɒn] 'one and all', különbség [kylømpʃeːɡ] ~ [kylømʃeːɡ] 'difference'. The following publications offer comprehensive coverage and descriptive detail (with or without a formal analysis in some theoretical framework chosen). However some optional dissolving features can be observed: The stress is on the first syllable of the word. According to most current theories, the Hungarian vowel system involves 14 vowels that correspond to seven vowel pairs, each differentiated by quantity. The phonemes /d͡z/ and /d͡ʒ/ can appear on the surface as geminates: bridzs [brid͡ʒː] ('bridge'). [20] Therefore, if a word contains back vowels, neutral vowels may appear alongside them. conditions. Hungarian has a vowel system with seven pairs of vowels, each including a short and a long vowel. For example, nyíl 'arrow' (plural nyíl-ak) corresponds to Komi ньыл /nʲɨl/, Southern Mansi /nʲʌːl/. a, á, (i), (í), The vowel system is as /l/ also tends to be omitted between a preceding vowel and an adjacent stop or affricate in rapid speech, causing the lengthening of the vowel or diphthongization[example needed] (e.g. harmony in Hungarian and formalize these rules through Generative Phonology and Optimality Theory. Therefore, in this section, they will be treated as stops, including their IPA notations. 1. in English), Hungarian language likes to use different noun cases.This practically means that … ír becomes In such languages, length is primarily realised as a durational difference with little or no distinction in vowel quality. Vowel harmony is a key feature of the Hungarian language. Vocal harmony means that any vowel in the suffix of a word (highly common in this language) is the same category as the vowel in the root word it’s attached to. Combination of a "palatalizable" consonant and a following palatal consonant results in a palatal geminate. These exceptions to the rule are hypothesized to have originated from the roots originally having contained a phoneme no longer present in modern Hungarian, the unrounded back vowel /ɨ/, or its long counterpart /ɨː/. In this section I will first present the vowel system of Hungarian and point out an important discrepancy between the phonetic facts and the traditional feature analyses of Hungarian vowels: although on the surface short and long a differ in rounding (and height), they are treated as having the same underlying value for the features Round (and Low). On their own they are considered back vowels, e.g. Hungarian is more difficult for an English speaker, for several reasons: 1. For example, the dative case marker [nɒk] vs. [nɛk]. The Hungarian Suffixation System. Surrounded by non-Uralic languages, Hungarian has borrowed many words from such sources as Iranian, Turkic, Caucasian, Slavic, Latin, and German. A compact guide to the basics of Hungarian Grammar. As in Finnish, Turkish, and Mongolian, vowel harmony plays an important part in determining the distribution of vowels in a word. According to the phonetic concept, the vowel system includes nine vowels—as there are nine different vowel qualities [2]. Smaller pockets of Hungarian speakers live in Canada, … The vowel system of Hungarian is given in (1) below – in the rest of the paper, forms will be given in orthographic, rather than phonetic, transcription. The palatal affricates behave like stops in assimilation processes. and takes the back-vowel endings. However, Kassai [2] and Kovács [3] point out the necessity of a distinction Example: One is able to observe the distinction when looking at the plural affix, either [-ok] (back), [-ɛk] (front unrounded), or [-øk] (front rounded). Front vowels are higher-pitched and created at the front of the mouth. Adjacent identical short vowels other than, This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 15:26. kettő two is a long-front word. (For the list of examples and exceptions, see Hungarian dz and dzs.). As in Finnish, Turkish, and Mongolian, vowel harmony plays an important part in determining the distribution of vowels in a word. Almost every consonant may be geminated, written by doubling a single letter grapheme: ⟨bb⟩ for [bː], ⟨pp⟩ for [pː], ⟨ss⟩ for [ʃː] etc., or by doubling the first letter of a grapheme cluster: ⟨ssz⟩ for [sː], ⟨nny⟩ for [ɲː], etc. Such a word is három Standard Hungarian prefers hiatus between adjacent vowels. [19] Excluding recent loanwords, Hungarian words have either only back vowels or front vowels due to these vowel harmony rules. vowels never occur word finally, the above rule is not relevant for this category. The Hungarian vowel harmony system is fascinating for its blend of disparate influences. in the selection of an ending you'll still be perfectly understood. Two sibilant fricatives form a geminate sibilant fricative; the assimilation is regressive as usual: If one of the two adjacent sibilants is an affricate, the first one changes its place of articulation, e.g. (1) a [o] e [ε] i o u u¨ o a [a:] ´e [e:] ´ı [i:] o [o:] u´ [u:] u˝ [u˝:] o [o¨:] The vowels in the first and the second rows are traditionally called ‘short’ and Hungarian vowel harmony (henceforward HVH) has received considerable attention in the phonological literature, but most works concentrate on some aspect(s) of it. Instead, the letters c, s, z are used alone (/t͡s/, /ʃ/, /z/) or combined in the digraphs cs, sz, zs (/t͡ʃ/, /s/, /ʒ/), while y is used only in the digraphs ty, gy, ly, ny as a palatalization marker to write the sounds /c/, /ɟ/, /j/ (formerly /ʎ/), /ɲ/. 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