Philippe Caquant a scris:

> Isn't it a question of stress, like in zAmok / zamOk ?

> --- Isaac Penzev <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > How can you then tell the difference between _угол_
> > |ugol| 'corner' and _уголь_
> > |ugol'| 'coal'?????

Surely no. In both words it is the first syllable that is stressed: ["ug@5],
The phone*m*ic opposition may be seen in the following minimal pair:
_лук_ |luk| 'onion' :: _люк_ |ljuk| 'manhole'.

-- Yitzik