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Nik Taylor wrote:
> e.g., /kja/ -> /kila:/

That was a bad example.  /pju/ -> /pilaw/ would be a better example.  An
early sound change caused /kj/ -> [C] and /ki/ -> [Ci], so that previous
example is [Ca] -> [Cila:].  But, later sound changes created new
occurrences of [kj] and [ki], so that now /C/ is probably best analyzed
as a phoneme.

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