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/,
>>/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.
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