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Re: Russians and their palates

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Sunday, July 25, 2004, 10:52
David H wrote:

> Does ukranian also make this contrast with the labials [p] a [b], [pi] > contrasted against [p;i]?
No. There are no palatalized labials in Ukrainain at all, at least in native vocabulary. This can be applied only to "true" palatalized consonants like /s/, /t/, not "slightly" palatalized... -- Yitzik