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Re: A small mind in a large world that transcends understanding. netweaver - 31/01/2003 12:57:07 PM

you want me to explain palatalisation? It is a bit difficult. You know the spanish letter ñ? it is called eñe. When you say that, you are using palatalisation. It is called palatalisation due to the palate (is that the word?) -the top inside your mouth. You press your tounge against the roof of your mouth while saying it. for instance, parts of Norway will use it while saying "danse". It will come out as something like dainse, only the i and n are pronounced at the same time, in a way. Not very comprehensive I know... It helps that most Norwegians have heard people who use it.

_the palate_ is correct. I suppose its hard to audialise* it without hearing. If it bears resemblance to ñ, then I can relate to it a little though I suppose.

*This word is made up.........to visualise, but for a sound...*coins a new word* _audialise_ (using the latin root _audire_, to hear, as visualise uses _videre_, to see)

(Incidentally, the habit of using undercores around important foreign words and such is an elfling thing....I really cannot help it.I never realise until too late to be worth changing them)


~netweaver~




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