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Re: Phonetics vs. Phonemics

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2006, 15:46
On 2/23/06, Joe <joe@...> wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote: > >The most different-seeming to me are [h] and [f] for Japanese /h/, but > >those aren't all that far apart really. > > Well, Spanish (and Gascon, I think) has an /f/>/h/ sound change, so it > does happen.
Yeah, that's part of why I said they aren't that far apart. Spanish had /f/ -> /h/ -> zero (fabulare -> hablar /hablar/ -> /ablar/); I don't know about Gascon. I didn't even know there was a Gascon language! -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Joe <joe@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>