Re: Voiced Velar Fricative
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 26, 2000, 0:26|
And Rosta wrote:
> Cool fact. How trustworthy/well-documented is it? It's as though final
> /h/ (from /s/) transmogrifies into an autosegment that triggers ATR-ish
> harmony (with stressed vowels immune?), which suggests that H-ness
> and ATR-ness are phonologically the same thing.
Well, [E & O] are allophones of /e A o/ in closed syllables (e.g.,
/na'sjon/ = [nA'sjOn], /na'sjones/ = [nA'sjonEs]). So, it's simply a
phonemic split conditioned by the loss of syllable-final /s/.
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