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On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 12:54:37PM +0200, Dan Sulani wrote:
> I remember being taught (in the US, a long time ago) to use /y/ to
> signify a palatal approximant.  But, having just looked at the IPA site
>  at Brown U., I note that, in IPA at any rate, this is wrong:
>
> /y/ is cardinal vowel 9: close front rounded
>
> /j/ is a palatal appoximant

The phonetics book I mentioned earlier uses /y/ for a palatal fricative, used in
Spanish (it's a Spanish phonetics book). I'm not sure really how a palatal
approximant and a palatal fricative would sound in comparison with each
other, though.

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Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo