From: "Andreas Johansson" <[log in to unmask]> > Quoting Danny Wier <[log in to unmask]>: [...] > > S [s] or [S] > > X [ts] or [tS] > > Z [dz] or [dZ] > > While I normally hate using |x| for anything voiced, you might consider > switching X and Z to agree with German and Albanian respectively. My logic was Z being /dz)/ as in Latin; and X is /ts)/ because of its similarities to /ks/, it's Latin value. I never liked <x> for /dz)/ and XH for /dZ)/ in Albanian, too arbitrary. I'd even prefer using the numeral 3 to that. Laz, a Kartvelian language spoken in Turkey, does that anyway. > Are the postalveolar variants phonetically triggered? They're the palatized variants, appearing before I and maybe E and V.