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Italian velars and palatals, was: English syllable structure

From:Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>
Date:Friday, December 7, 2001, 7:19
> > > > 'chiaroscuro'
> From: "Fabian" > > Most Italians round here (we have a big Italian community in town) > > would say /tSa.../. In the Italian dialect that dominates here, > > orthographic I turns /k/ to /tS/ and /g/ to /dZ/. . . .
laokou wrote:
> Kinda defeats the purpose of having the "h" in there, I should think. > "cia" gives you /tSa/, with the orthographic "h" bringing it back to > /kja/, and the Italian community by you ignores the "h" and goes back > to /tSa/? Weirdness. > > So "che" and "chi" are read /tSe/ and /tSi/? How do they distinguish from > "ce" and "ci"?
Or to put it another way: have they no way to spell /ke, ki/ ? -- Anton Sherwood --


Fabian <fabian@...>