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Re: Palatalized / Labialized consonants

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Thursday, July 8, 2004, 16:52
On Thu, 8 Jul 2004 11:36:22 -0400, Outo Otus <olen_outo_otus@...> wrote:
> I was wondering if any languages make a distinction between a platalized > consonant, and a consonant followed by a palatal glide [j]
I *think* Russian does this but don't know of any example. Maybe "s"est'" (perfective of est' "to eat") vs. "sestra" ("sister")? The former being sjest_j and the latter being s_jestra, I believe. And Polish makes a difference between affricate and stop+fricative; I believe the canonical example is czysta ("quiet"?) with /t_S/ and trzysta ("three hundred"?) with /tS/. Also the first time I've come across such a phonemic distinction. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>


Emily Zilch <emily0@...>