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Rob Nierse wrote:
>Just out of interest, does anyone know why the sound described is an
>allophone of /x/ in Adyghe?

My sources tell me "the Adyghe bidental fricative is, in fact, a
_variant_ of /x/..." -- line under _variant_. This does not
necessarily mean an allophone. It could also mean a _free variant_
of /x/. As for why? That's another story...

-kristian- 8)