Lat/lon: 62.0151195, -6.7998076
ISO code: fao
|stop||pʰ, p||tʰ, t||kʰ, k|
/ʊɪ/, /ɛɪ/, /ɔɪ/, /aɪ/, /ʉu/, /ɔu/, /ɛa/, /ɔa/
Source: Barnes, Michael P. & Eivind Weyhe. 1994. Icelandic. The Germanic Languages (eds.: König, Ekkehard; van der Auwera, Johan), 142-189. London: Routledge.
Comments: Faroese has the same syllabic structure as most other forms of Scandinavian except Danish. In lexical pronunciation stressed syllables are long (V:, V:C, VC: or VCC - note, however, the clusters /pi, pr, tr, kl, kr/, where the preceding vowel is long) and unstressed are short (Barnes & Weyhe 1994: 190). Attempts have been made to present length as allophonic, but the corollary seems to be that length in consonants must then be regarded as phonemic, so little is gained in the way of economy (Barnes & Weyhe 1994: 190). /b, d, g/ are voiced, lax and unaspirated; however, the voicing is at best weak and sometimes absent (especially in word- or sentence-final position - but that is a characteristic of most voiced consonants) (Barnes & Weyhe 1994: 193).
Contributed by: Anton Kukhto (firstname.lastname@example.org)