March 13th, 2009

Looking for Ukrainian speakers!

Dear Ukrainian speakers,

I am working on a research project on Ukrainian grammar (specifically verbs) and am seeking native speaker input. I have a short questionnaire consisting of nine sentences in which you should fill in a verb. Please let me know if you would be willing to take five minutes to assist me with this. Dyakuyu!
vizlipuzli

e-je

There are at least three languages that share the same phenomenon: the letter with phonetic value of [e] occurring in word-initial position receives the prothetic [j]-sound and turns into [je]. Those are Russian, Armenian, and Romanian.

Is there any more? Perhaps not the very same instance, but some other kind of prothetic consonant before a word-initial vowel not manifested in writing?