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> From: Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <[log in to unmask]>
> 2009/4/9 Paul Kershaw 
> > What about, say, "kya"? Do Japanese linguists consider that /kiya/? If so,
> > how are きゃ and きや distinguished phonologically?
> As Garth Wallace wrote already in that thread, "kya" is really /k_ja/, i.e.
> a palatalised velar 

Oh, sorry, brain fart, I remember that now. :) Thanks for the patient re-explanation.

-- Paul