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Tue Jun 08 2010
Qs: Phonemic Alveo-Palatal and Palatal Fricatives
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Phonemic Alveo-Palatal and Palatal Fricatives
Message 1: Phonemic Alveo-Palatal and Palatal Fricatives
From: Nate Sims <nateinasiayahoo.com>
Subject: Phonemic Alveo-Palatal and Palatal Fricatives
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I am doing research for a Linguistics of the Tibeto Burman Area
(LTBA) article on palatalization in the Yonghe subdialect of Qiang.
This particular dialect has both voiced and voiceless alveolo-palatal
fricatives /ɕ,ʑ/ as well as corresponding palatal fricatives /ç,ʝ/. These
sounds are very similar sounding and have a close proximity of place of
I was wondering if there are any other languages described as having
phonemic palatal and alveolo-palatal fricatives?
In addition, I believe that Yonghe's innovation of palatal fricatives is the
result of older velar fricatives being influenced by high front vowels and
am trying to find parallel instances of similar occurrences in other
I am living in Chengdu China and have limited access to resources on
other languages and any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you very much,
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