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Re: Palatalized uvular stop

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, July 29, 2004, 19:20
Stephen Mulraney jazdI:

> David H wrote: > > What about palatalized dental fricatives? I don't think any language
> > these...are they possible to make? > > Again Russian, IIRC. At least a discussion on this list (mainly
> Russian-speakers) a few years ago convinced me that the 's' and 'z' in > Russian are dental sounds, and the palatal forms of them are palatal > dental fricatives.
I can confirm, that Russian (and Ukrainian) /s/ and /z/ are as much dental as it is possible. And both langs have palatalized variants of them as separate phonemes. -- Yitzik