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Korean politeness levels ( wasRe: Tonal Languages takentoextremes)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 9, 2001, 23:21
Roger Mills wrote:
> "ñj" seems to be Sanskritist tradition-- _of course_ the nasal before a > palatal is also palatal.
Well, in that romanization, that kana is ALWAYS written ñ, as in oñna, koñpyuuta, etc.
> I guess my ignorant question would be: > is there a difference in pronunciation between "fun'iki" "{fun.iki} and > (hypothetical?) "funiki" {} ?? (Well, yes, I guess-- fun'iki would > be 4 morae/syllables?)
Yes. fun'iki would be pronounced [Pu.N"] (N" = uvular nasal; P = bilabial voiceless fricative), while funiki is [] -- "No just cause can be advanced by terror" ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42