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Re: Re[2]: Linguistic Terminology

From:lucasso <lucasso@...>
Date:Friday, January 1, 1999, 18:50
Hello Eric,

czwartek, 31 grudnia 1998, you wrote:

EC> BP.Jonsson wrote:
>> Also [] are sometimes used to denote allophones, like "In Japanese /s/ is >> [S] before /i/.
EC> True. But I was wondering, are [S] and [s] allophones of /s/ in EC> Japanese, or are they separate phonemes? I would think phonemes, since EC> [s] can occur before /a/, /u/, /e/, or /o/ and [S] can occur before EC> /a/, /i/, /u/, or /o/, thus the domains of each intersect. till europeans(and americans) came japanese /S/ was an allophone of /s/ (which used to occure only before /i/), new words (especially english based ones) have changed it into new phonem... -- (sorry for may english - i shoulda learn more) lucasso (