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R: Re: /H/ (was: An Unknown Conlang)

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Friday, July 7, 2000, 19:30
> > Very true - and I'm not convinced /H/ has _phonemic_ status in French
What is a 'phonemic status'? I don't know what you mean. Maybe you mean the sound /H/, (semi)consonantal and present only in clusters, is never found alone so it is never felt as an indipendent sound? As in Italian, where you have /dZ/ but never /Z/ alone? Luca