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Query Details

Query Subject:   General phonetics : z > h ?
Author:   Remy Viredaz
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Various languages in different parts of the world have
undergone a conditioned change s > h. But :

(a) are there languages where there has been a general,
unconditioned change s > h ?

(b) are there languages where z (as voiced counterpart of s)
has changed to voiced h or any similar sound, and under
what conditions ?

(c) among the languages in (b), is voiceless s maintained
or is it changed to h ?

Thank you all for any help.

Rémy Viredaz
1, rue Chandieu
CH - 1202 Genève

LL Issue: 13.63
Date posted: 11-Jan-2002


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