Marginal Phoneme

Some articles on phonemes, marginal phoneme:

Russian Phonetics - Consonants
... Consonant phonemes of Russian Labial Dental Alveolar Post- alveolar/ Palatal Velar Nasal m mʲ n nʲ Stop p b pʲ bʲ t d tʲ dʲ k ɡ k ... Long phonemes /ʑː/ and /ɕː/ do not pattern in the same ways that other hard/soft pairs do ... indicates the sound may be two underlying phonemes /ʂ/ and /t͡ɕ/, thus /ɕː/ can be considered as a marginal phoneme ...

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