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John Cowan wrote:
> For example,
> [j] represents both the approximant of English "yes" and the fricative
> of (some kinds of) Spanish "yo", because no known language makes a phonemic
> distinction between these sounds.

Actually, those are different characters.  The approximate is [j], while
the fricative is a j with a "curly tail" (see
http://www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/fullchart.html), represented in SAMPA by
[J\] (I think that's the symbol)

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