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On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, dirk elzinga wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Marcus Smith wrote:
>
> > Pima (Uto-Aztecan, spoken in Arizona) has both sounds. For examples [hwaj]
> > 'deer' and [tSuhja] 'young girl'. The claim is that these are sequences of
> > [h] and a diphthong where the first vowel become a glide. Maybe, but there
> > are problems with the idea. My opinion is still out on the matter.
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> As a Uto-Aztecanist, I'm glad for the hedge :-).

My consultant uses unpalatalized sounds in words that SHOULD be
palatalized according to the standard story. He also uses palatals were
none should be found. I really have no problem with [hw] being <hu>
though.

Marcus