|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 2, 1999, 7:08|
Another question. In some languages, two phonemes, usually consonants,
get placed together frequently, and are often represented by one letter.
Examples are Sanskrit /ks./ (s. = retroflex s) and /jn~/ (n~ = palatal
n), Russian /StS/, and Greek and Latin /ks/. These are often reduced to
a single consonant in modern dialects. Double vowels of this sort would
be diphthongs, such as Latin /ae/, /oe/.
Is there a term for this phenomenon, and what other natlang examples are
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