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Re: Phonetics vs. Phonemics

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, February 24, 2006, 12:03
Quoting "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>:

> 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!
The one Gascon word I can recall is _hwek_, cognate of Spanish _fuega_. Andreas