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Re: Phonetics vs. Phonemics

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2006, 16:09
Mark J. Reed wrote:

>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! > > >
Well, I think it's generally counted as a dialect of Provencal, though it's really transitional between Provencal and Catalan..


R A Brown <ray@...>Gascon (was: Phonetics vs. Phonemics)