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On Thu, 24 Jun 1999, Josh Roth wrote:

> In a message dated 6/24/1999 11:53:29 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:
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> >A question: does anyone know of any language which has a "j" sound -- [dZ]
> >--
> >but no "ch" -- [tS]?

> Arabic has /dZ/ but no /tS/. I  don't think it has any other affricates.

Western dialects of Valdyan have [dZ] where central and eastern
dialects have [j] and some southern dialects have nothing at all.
Jeran may hear his name pronounced ['eran], ['e:ran] or even ['e:rjan]
in Idanyas, ['jeran] (the standard pronunciation) in Valdis and
Veray, and ['dZeran] in Ildis and Tal-Crun.

Valdyan doesn't have any other affricates either.

   Irina

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