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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/. -- Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor