Re: Re: Linguistic Terminology
|Date:||Friday, January 1, 1999, 18:50|
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)