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Re: Questionable phonemes

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, September 22, 2000, 3:36
Oh, and I forgot to mention that in a later stage, geminate [tS], [C],
and /dZ/ before unstressed vowels appeared in cases of grammatical
gemination.  However, this doesn't apply to the form I'm studying and
describing in this post.  But does go to show that they were (arguably)
reanalyzed as phonemes by that stage.  Later, rules of consonant and
vowel deletion caused /w/ and /l/ to appear after those (e.g., tyulá ->
tywá, [tSw_0A]; tyalá -> tylá [tSl_0a]), thus, in that later form, /tS/,
/S/, /Z/, /C/, and /dZ/ were undeniably phonemes.  Clearly the problem I
described is intermediate between being /tj/ etc. and being full

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