On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 1:34 PM, TOms Deimonds Barvidis <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > Hi everybody! Hi! > > My conlang Longrimol has a Dual number, which is marked by attaching > the suffix "-ya", and causing palatalization (or assimilation with the > palatal approximant) on the last consonant of the noun/adjective. > Basically, the palatalization system is easy: > Voiced/Voiceless alveolar plosives [t; d] become voiced/voiceless > palatal plosives [c; J] > Alveolar nasal (voiced) [n] becomes palatal nasal (voiced) [J] > Alveolar lateral approximant (of course, voiced) [l] becomes palatal > approximant [L] > I have a personal dilemma now - how would [s] palatalize? I see two > possabilities here - whether it becomes post-alveolar fricative [S] or > palatal fricative [C]? Do your language have two different series, post-alveolar and palatal? If just one of them, then it should go to that series, instead of using another place of articulation... like: [p b m f w t d n T l s r tS dZ J S L y k g N x] (I use <y> for IPA [j], like you) So every occlusive or fricative from the [t] series go to the [tS] series. I never saw [T] palatalize, so I would make [T] impervious... unless you are fine with it becoming [S], but I personally find that boring ; ). It's good to cherish some exceptions. Post your phonology, it would help! Edgard.