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Re: C-IPA underlying principles and methods

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, February 27, 2003, 10:32
Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> Well, in my booklet of Basque Basque |s| is Spanish |s| and Basque |z| is > French |s|. And I don't think the French |s| is dental (I pronounce it
> alveolar). And I normally don't hear the difference between the French and
> Spanish |s|.
Hmm. Strange. I CAN hear the difference between French |s| (which is the same as in Russian) and Spanish |s| (which is the same as in English). And I clearly perceive French (and Russian) |s| as dental, and English (and Spanish) one as alveolar. Can it be a case of disagreement in *terms* between different linguistic schools? For the Russian school (acc. to Dr.Scherba) says that [T] and [s_d] constitute *different* POAs! [T] is NOT dental acc. to Dr.Scherba! It's *inter*-dental, while [s_d] is "front-tongue". "Front-tongue" consonants may have "additional articulations": dental (as basic one), alveolar, postalveolar, alveolopalatal. Yitzik


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