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Re: CHAT: Japanese "sh" (was: Re: CHAT: F.L.O.E.S.)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Thursday, March 4, 2004, 7:25
Quoting "Douglas Koller, Latin & French" <latinfrench@...>:

> >>The sound I use for Swedish /C/, German /S/ and > >>English /S/ is postalveolar apical fricative, near as I can tell. > > You use the same sound for the "tj" in "tjej" as the "sch" in > "Schade"? That doesn't sound right.
Get a new set of ears - it sounds great! :)
> By the way, what *is* [s\]? Castillian "s"?
I don't know exactly what that Castillian 's' is, but I doubt it. [s\] is a alveopalatal fricative, found perhaps most famously in Polish (can't recall the Polish spelling ATM). It's much like [C], but the tongue tip touches the back of the teeth, and the POA is a bit further forward. Andreas