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Re: Kassi in Greek?

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, April 11, 2002, 20:12
Elliott Lash wrote:
> > For what it's worth, {kassi} is pronounced [kAS'Si] So, if there's a > > phonemic distinction between /s/ and /S/ in those langs, then those > > wouldn't work. :-) > > >Ah, I was misled by the orthography. There is such a distinction >in > >Verdurian and Barakhinei (though not in Cadhinor). > > >As was I with Silindion. The closest thing to it would be /kas.i/ >with a dental(?) S. (Basically it sounds like hissing). >The word "kasi" means "I deny"
Hope that question mark is justified. To my ears, and certainly articulatorily, dental [s] is farther from [S] than is the good-for-nothing angloid alveolar [s]. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: