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On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:03:54 +0200, Isaac Penzev <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>J. 'Mach' Wust wrote:
>
>> I imagine you're describing the distinction between a [d] with its own
>> release followed by a [Z] and the affricate, where the release of the stop
>> isn't previous to the fricative, but simultaneous with it.
>>
>> Syllable boundaries aren't sounds, but there may be languages where they
>> have certain effects on sounds (which doesn't make them sounds).
>
>Indeed, Russian (and other East Slavic lgs) make a certian contrast between
>an affricate vs. a stop + fricative. I cannot think of any minimal pair, but
>e.g. the word [Vt.sOs] "pumping"  would sound way too strange if pronounced
>with a [ts)]...

Is this distinction analogous to the distinction between e.g. [t] + [j] and
[t_j]?

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j. 'mach' wust