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Re: [PEER REVIEW] Mutations and sound changes (longish)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, October 31, 2002, 8:40
En réponse à Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:

> > Japanese merged /Z/ and /dZ/ into /dZ/, and merged /z/ and /dz/ into > what I think is /dz/, but most sources say is /z/ (it sounds like an > affricate to me sometimes, maybe free variation?) >
Free variation as far as I know. I definitely hear both in the anime I watch, and my Japanese teacher had both in free variation (with a small tendency to have [dz] at the beginning of a word and [z] elsewhere).
> I seem to remember that some New Guinea languages are reconstructed > with > a /s/ -> /t/ change. >
Now that's a strange one! Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.