Re: Retroflexes in Sanskrit

From: richardwordingham
Message: 14268
Date: 2002-08-07

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
>On second thoughts, intervocalic /Z/ may follow any short _front_
vowel (vision, measure, casual), this being probably the only
environment where /Z/ and /N/ might conceivably contrast in the
standard accents.
> Piotr

Or short low back, e.g. 'Roget' as in Roget's thesaurus. The name
has been around long enough to count as naturalised.

We have still not extended the range of vowels known before /Z&#/
beyond /e/ (necessarily irregular spellings) and the long vowels and