Nannerpuss (anarchys_savior) wrote in linguaphiles,
Nannerpuss
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Random and somewhat pointless, but what's your favorite phoneme? I'm partial to fricatives, my favorite being [δ] (it's the "th" in English "the" or the "d" in Spanish "lado" and yes, I know it's just an allophone in Spanish. ;) ). My least favorite phoneme is definitely [ϒ] (again, an allophone in Spanish). Even though it's a fricative, it's annoying and hard to do. :(

EDIT: Well damn. What I thought would be a fairly straight-forward, simple post has been anything but! Which is good in a way. So, new question: is my definition of "phoneme" (the smallest unit of sound that distinguishes meaning and an allophone being the range of sound that phoneme can have without changing meaning) incorrect? Please say no because that means my linguistic professor has been lying to me. haha
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