45188[tied] Re: Labiovelar Phonological Identity???
- Jul 2, 2006In Italian there is an opposition between "qu" and "cu", examples:
qui-here, quieto-still, cui-which, acuito-sharp
The difference is that in "qu", the labial komponent is more or less
overlapping with the velar stop, where in "cu" the labial component is
a separate syllable.
> the labiovelars seems to be a theoretical joker. By myelf I don't
> consider them for have beeing for real. Instead of this I prefer the
> Rumanian living system. There is "bi" versus "g_i" and "pi" versuch
> "ki" as a matter of fact and as a living witness of this alternance,
> regardless what was the reason of making bi/g_i and pi/ki as
> alternant pair.
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