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Re: LONG: Latest Wenetaic Stuff

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Saturday, October 30, 1999, 0:13
Nik Taylor wrote:

> FFlores wrote: > > Could be -- or maybe you can have both [C] and [x], depending on > > whether the following sounds are front or back? For example, [C] > > before [p] and [t], [x] before [k]? > > More reasonable would be depending on previous vowel, so that /ik_hta/ > would be [iCta], while /uk_hta/ would be [uxta]
Right -- in German, the allophones of /x/ are: [C] when following a front vowel, and [x] when following a back vowel. It doesn't occur *before* any vowels, so that doesn't come into the question.