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B. Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]> said:

> Basque has {z/tz, s/ts, x/tx} more or less corresponding to
> Pinyin {s/z, x/j, sh/zh} -- more exactly {z} and {s} are laminal
> and apical alveolars respectively.                       ^^^^^^^

Mark Vines responds:

Please pardon my ignorance - what does "laminal" mean here?

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