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Hungarian sibilants (was: /S/ in old and middle High German)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, November 25, 2004, 19:03
On Thursday, November 25, 2004, at 05:19 , John Cowan wrote:
>>> --hence the Hungarian values of _s_ and _sz_! >> >> I'm not familiar with the Hungarian values. > > |s| is /S/, whereas |sz| is /s/. Similarly, |z| is /ts/ and |zs| is /Z/.
No. |s| is /S/, whereas |sz| is /s/ is correct, but |z| is /z/ and |c| is /ts/ . This then makes sense of |zs| = /Z/ and |cs| = /tS/. Ray =============================================== =============================================== Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason." [JRRT, "English and Welsh" ]