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Re: USAGE: No rants! (USAGE: di"f"thong)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 10:47
n 5/31/06, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> Using 'x' for /S/ is common in Iberoromance, altho in Spanish it's gone >[x] and > mostly got respelt as 'j'. For reasons that should need little explanation, the > convention is also common in Mesoamerican languages.
It also (kind of) comes up in Pinyin -- |x| is not /S/ but (IIRC) /s\/, but hey, voiceless sibilant.
> I'm not aware of any language using 'c' for /S/
Lojban does -- and it also has |tc| and |dj| clusters (= /tS, dZ/). So that bit looked familiar to me. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>


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