NATLANG: Ukrainian question
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 9, 2006, 16:16|
According to Wikipedia, the letter В (ve) is pronounced [v\] or [w].
But the footnote on the difference says that it "loses its friction"
when not followed by a vowel. Bwuh? What friction? [v\] is an
approximant; the only difference between it and [w] is that it's
labiodental instead of bilabial.
So I'm guessing the IPA is incorrect and it's normally [B] rather than
[v\], and softens to [w] non-prevocalically.
Is that correct?
If so, I can change the article myself (the joys of Wikipedia), but I
wanted to confirm with someone who actually knows Ukrainian. :)
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>