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Re: Russian orthography (was: A perfect day ...)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, February 4, 2000, 11:17
At 12:40 03/02/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >>French is unusual (I think) in having three distinct semivowels, /j/, /w/, >and >>/h-upside-down/, related to /i/, /u/, and /y/ respectively. > >- Not so unusual. Mandarin Chinese is another well-known example. >
Isn't it in complementary distribution with /j/ in this case? (just a question, I really don't know anything about it)
> >Cf. the forms of some verb like 'tuer': _tuant_, _nous tuons_, etc. > >I am not sure about the combination _u-ou_, though. >
I cannot find an example of this combination. The sequence uou in writing seems very foreign for me so I think it doesn't exist in French. But I have no special difficulty pronouncing it. Anyway I can pronounce all the semi-vowels of French in front of any vowel of French without a problem. Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage :