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Re: Furrin phones in my own lect!

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, March 30, 2006, 7:00
Stephen Mulraney girs'epset':

| On 28/03/06, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
| >
| > OK, I get the difference between [nj] and [J], but what's the
| > difference between [n_j] and [J]?
| I can describe the difference in terms of articulation,
| [skip explanation]

All I can say, I agree with this explanation. Also, I think I can hear the
difference: [J] that is furrin for me, sounds a bit "less soft" than [n_j].
Not sure if this is contrasted in any language, anyway.
ObConlang: My new project contains a set of palatals: [J], [c], [J\] (and
alv.pal. [s\]), but I usu. approximate them with [n_j], [t_j], [d_j] and
[S_j] while reading the words and phrases for myself, and it still works :)

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