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ob [Vowels] Hybrid of variants 0b and 1b
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 A controversial subject is the question about long and short vowels: A controversial subject is the question about long and short vowels:
 +  * Remark: The vowel E has three values, i.e. long, short, and schwa. It must be decided whether - and how - the short value and the schwa are to be distinguished.
  
 == Variant 0a: No distinction == == Variant 0a: No distinction ==
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     * not common in Germanic languages     * not common in Germanic languages
     * not easy to write (especially in case of symbols that already have a diacritic ornament like å and ü (if existent in the alphabet))     * not easy to write (especially in case of symbols that already have a diacritic ornament like å and ü (if existent in the alphabet))
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 +== Hybrid of variants 0b and 1b: Optional indication and no minimal pairs ==
 +  * like variant 1b in that an accent is used to denote long vowels (e.g. acute) but the lexicon is designed so there are no (or only a few) minimal pairs for the short-long distinction.
 +  * This means that if you don't put the accents on, there is no (or only a tiny amount of) ambiguity. This is just like variant 0b. If you can't (or are too lazy) to put the accents on, it's okay. Dictionaries would always include the accents.
 +  * advantages and disadvantages associated with 0b and 1b, including reduced ambiguity (adv.) but reduced lexicon size (disadv.)
  
 == Variant 2: Implicitly on consonant doubling/​clustering == == Variant 2: Implicitly on consonant doubling/​clustering ==
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