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Alex Fink wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 19:25:22 +0100, Peter Collier
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> [...]
>> Fricative     w               f   v   v\            s   z            j    
>           x   G    h
> [...]
> 
> Ooh, the set of distinctions /f v v\ w/ is a pretty impressive one for a
> Germanic language.  Do you know where they all came from?

Yes, it's strange to see all of those together, especially the /v v\ w/ 
distintion.  I gave Deini /f v/ but [w] occurs only as an allophone of 
/u/ due to diphthongization.