Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко (hector_von_kyiv) wrote in linguaphiles,
Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко
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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?
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