-----Original Message----- From: Richard
Wordingham [mailto:richard.wordingham@...] Sent: Friday,
August 08, 2003 9:34 AM To: phoNet@yahoogroups.com Subject:
[phoNet] Re: Directionality of Sound changes
Lithuanian has 4 sibilants - [s], [S], [z], [Z].
Or even 8, if one accepts
the standard phonological analysis, postulating phonemic distinctions between
non-palatalized and palatalized obstruents (an alternative
analysis ascribes phonemic status to the fronted variants of non-fronted
vowels, thus cutting the number of obstruents in half).