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Re: Another SAMPA question

From:Javier BF <uaxuctum@...>
Date:Saturday, April 10, 2004, 8:37
>>[J\] isn't it? Not to be confused with [J](an eñe) or [j\] (a voiced >>palatal fricative). All of them, I believe, occur in some dialect of >>spanish, to make things ultra-fun, along with [j]. Fortunately, not all >>in the same dialect. > >They all occur in my Castilian dialect: > >[J\] a 'hard' allophone of "y", e.g. in absolute initial: "¡Ya!" [J\a] >[j\] 'soft' allophone of "y", e.g. between vowels: "¡Vaya!" ['baj\a] >[j] an allophone of "i", e.g. "hierro" ['jero] (cf. "yerro" ['j\ero]) >[J] "ñ", e.g. "año" ['aJo] > >The affricate [J\j\] also occurs as another possible 'hard' allophone >of "y", especially after nasal (e.g. "cónyuge" ['konJ\j\uxe]).
BTW, [J] and [nj] also contrast: "demonios" [de'monjos] vs. "de moños" [de'moJos], "hahnio" ['anjo] vs. "año" ['aJo]. In dialects where "ll" is not merged with "y", [L] likewise contrasts with [lj]: "aliado" [a'ljaDo] vs. "hallado" [a'LaDo], "helio" ['eljo] vs. "ello" ['eLo]. Cheers, Javier