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The phonology of Catalan, a Romance language, has a certain degree of dialectal variation. Although there are two standard dialects, one based on Eastern Catalan and one based on Valencian, this article deals with features of all or most dialects, as well as regional pronunciation differences. Various studies have focused on different Catalan varieties; for example, Wheeler (1979) and Mascaró (1976) analyze Central Eastern varieties, the former focusing on the educated speech of Barcelona and the latter focusing more on the vernacular of Barcelona, and Recasens (1986)[full citation needed] does a careful phonetic study of Central Eastern Catalan.[1][2]

Catalan is characterized by final-obstruent devoicing, lenition, and voicing assimilation; a set of 7 or 8 phonemic vowels, vowel assimilations (including vowel harmony), many phonetic diphthongs, and vowel reduction, whose precise details differ between dialects. Several dialects have a dark l, and all dialects have palatal l (/ʎ/) and n (/ɲ/).


Consonants of Catalan[3][4]
Labial Dental/
Palatal Velar Uvular
Nasal m n3 ɲ6 (ŋ)
Plosive voiceless p t1 k2
voiced b d1 ɡ2
Affricate voiceless t͡s5 t͡ʃ7
voiced d͡z5 d͡ʒ7
Fricative voiceless f s4 ʃ7
voiced (v) z4 (ʒ)7 (ʁ)
Approximant central j w
lateral l3 ʎ6
Trill r4
Tap ɾ3

Phonetic notes:


Voiced obstruents undergo final-obstruent devoicing so that fred ('cold', m. s.) is pronounced with [t], while fredes ('cold', f. pl.) is pronounced with [ð].[18]


Voiced stops become lenited to approximants in syllable onsets, after continuants:[10] /b/[β], /d/[ð], /ɡ/[ɣ]. Exceptions include /d/ after lateral consonants and /b/ after /f/, e.g. ull de bou [ˈuʎ də ˈβɔw] (EC) [ˈuʎ de ˈβɔw] (WC) ('oeil-de-boeuf'), bolígraf boníssim [buˈɫiɣɾəv‿buˈnisim] (EC) [boˈliɣɾav‿boˈnisim] (WC) ('excellent ballpoint'). Additionally, /b/ remains unlenited in non-betacist dialects. In the coda position, these sounds are always realized as stops[19] except in many Valencian dialects, where they are lenited.[20]

In some Valencian dialects final /p, t, k/ can be lenited before a vowel: tot açò [ˈt̪oð‿aˈsɔ] ('all this').[21]

In some dialects (e.g. many Valencian accents) initial /ɡ/ can be lenited: gata [ˈɣat̪ə] (EC) [ˈɣat̪a] (WC).[22]

In many Catalan dialects (except Valencian), /b/ and /ɡ/ may be geminated in certain environments (e.g. poble [ˈpɔbːɫə] 'village', regla [ˈreɡːɫə] 'rule').[23][24]

In Majorcan varieties, /k/ and /ɡ/ become [c] and [ɟ] word-finally and before front vowels,[20] in some of these dialects, this has extended to all environments except before liquids and back vowels; e.g. sang [ˈsaɲc] ('blood').[10]


The phonemic status of affricates is dubious; after other consonants, affricates are in free variation with fricatives, e.g. clenxa [ˈkɫɛnʃə ~ ˈkɫɛɲt͡ʃə] (EC) [ˈklɛɲt͡ʃa] (WC) ('hair parting')[25] and may be analyzed as either single phonemes or clusters of a stop and a fricative.

There is dialectal variation in regards to affricate length, with long affricates occurring in both Eastern and Western dialects such as in Majorca and few areas in Southern Valencia.[33] Also, intervocalic affricates are predominantly long, especially those that are voiced or occurring immediately after a stressed syllable (e.g. metge [ˈmed͡ʒːə] (EC) [ˈmed͡ʒːe] (WC) 'medic').[34] In modern Valencian [d͡ʒ] and [d͡ʒː] have merged into /d͡ʒ/.


/v/ occurs in Balearic,[31] as well as in Algherese, standard Valencian and some areas in southern Catalonia.[35] Everywhere else, it has merged with historic /β/ so that [b] and [β] occur in complementary distribution.[36] In Majorcan, [v] and [w] are in complementary distribution, with [v] occurring before vowels (e.g. blava [ˈbɫavə] 'blue' f. vs. blau [ˈbɫaw] 'blue' m.). In other varieties that have both sounds, they are in contrast before vowels, with neutralization in favor of [w] before consonants.[37]

In some Valencian dialects, /s/ and /ʃ/ are auditorily similar such that neutralization may occur in the future.[38] That is the case of Northern Valencian where /ʃ/ is depalatalized[clarification needed] to [js̠ ~ jsʲ] as in caixa ('box'). Central Valencian words like mig ('half') and lleig ('ugly') have been transcribed with [ts] rather than the expected [t͡ʃ], and Southern Valencian /t͡ʃ/ "has been reported to undergo depalatalization without merging with [t͡s]".[39] as in passets ('small steps') versus passeig ('promenade')

In Aragon and Central Valencian (the so called apitxat), voiced fricatives and affricates are missing (i.e. /z/ has merged with /s/, /d͡ʒ/ has merged with /t͡ʃ/, with only voiceless realizations occurring) and /v/ has merged with the [b ~ β] set.[40]


While "dark (velarized) l", [ɫ], may be a positional allophone of /l/ in most dialects (such as in the syllable coda; e.g. l [ˈsɔɫ] 'ground'),[41] /l/ is dark irrespective of position in Eastern dialects like Majorcan[42] and standard Eastern Catalan (e.g. tela [ˈtɛɫə]).

The distribution of the two rhotics /r/ and /ɾ/ closely parallels that of Spanish. Between vowels, the two contrast (e.g. mirra [ˈmirə] (EC) [ˈmira] (WC) 'myrrh' vs. mira [ˈmiɾə] (EC) [ˈmiɾa] (WC) 'look'), but they are otherwise in complementary distribution. [ɾ] appears in the onset, except in word-initial position (ruc), after /l/, /n/, and /s/ (honra, Israel), and in compounds, where [r] is used. Different dialects vary in regards to rhotics in the coda, with Western Catalan generally featuring [ɾ] and Central Catalan dialects like those of Barcelona or Girona featuring a weakly trilled [r] unless it precedes a vowel-initial word in the same prosodic unit, in which case [ɾ] appears (per [peɾ] in Western Catalan, [pər] in Central Catalan).[43] There is free variation in "r" word-initially, after /l/, /n/, and /s/, and in compounds (if /r/ is preceded by consonant), wherein /r/ is pronounced [r] or [ɹ], the latter being similar to English red: ruc [ˈruk ~ ˈɹuk], honra [ˈonrə ~ ˈonɹə] (EC) [ˈonra ~ ˈonɹa] (WC), Israel [isrəˈɛl ~ isɹəˈɛl] (EC) [israˈɛl ~ isɹaˈɛl] (WC).

In careful speech, /n/, /m/, and /l/ may be geminated (e.g. innecessari [inːəsəˈsaɾi] (EC) [inːeseˈsaɾi] (WC) 'unnecessary'; emmagatzemar [əmːəɣəd͡zəˈma] (EC) [emːaɣad͡zeˈmaɾ] (WC) 'to store'; il·lusió [ilːuziˈo] 'illusion'). A geminated /ʎː/ may also occur (e.g. ratlla [ˈraʎːə] (EC) [ˈraʎːa] (WC) 'line').[31] Wheeler (1979) analyzes intervocalic [r] as the result of gemination of a single rhotic phoneme: serra /ˈsɛɾɾə/ → [ˈsɛrə] (EC) /ˈsɛɾɾa/ → [ˈsɛra] (WC) 'saw, mountains' (this is similar to the common analysis of Spanish and Portuguese rhotics).[44]

See also: Assimilations


Vowels of Catalan
Front Central Back
Close i u
Close-mid e (ə) o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a

Phonetic notes:

Stressed vowels

Vowels of Standard Eastern Catalan, from Carbonell & Llisterri (1999:62)
Vowels of Standard Eastern Catalan, from Carbonell & Llisterri (1999:62)
Vowels of Valencian, from Saborit Vilar (2009:23)
Vowels of Valencian, from Saborit Vilar (2009:23)

Most varieties of Catalan contrast seven stressed vowel phonemes.[53] However, some Balearic dialects have an additional stressed vowel phoneme (/ə/); e.g. sec /ˈsək/ ('dry').[20] The stressed schwa of these dialects corresponds to /ɛ/ in Central Catalan and /e/ in Western Catalan varieties (that is, Central and Western Catalan dialects differ in their incidence of /e/ and /ɛ/, with /e/ appearing more frequently in Western Catalan; e.g. Central Catalan sec /ˈsɛk/ vs. Western Catalan sec /ˈsek/ 'dry, I sit').[53]

Contrasting series of the main Catalan dialects:

Central Catalan[20]
Vowel IPA word gloss
i /ˈsik/ sic 'sic'
e /ˈsek/ séc 'fold'
ɛ /ˈsɛk/ sec 'dry'
'I sit'
a /ˈsak/ sac 'bag'
o /ˈsok/ sóc 'I am'
ɔ /ˈsɔk/ soc 'clog'
u /ˈsuk/ suc 'juice'
Balearic Catalan[20]
Vowel IPA word gloss
i /ˈsik/ sic 'sic'
e /ˈsek/ séc 'fold'
ɛ /ˈsɛk/ sec 'I sit'
ə /ˈsək/ sec 'dry'
a /ˈsak/ sac 'bag'
o /ˈsok/ sóc 'I am'
ɔ /ˈsɔk/ soc 'clog'
u /ˈsuk/ suc 'juice'
Northern Catalan[20]
Vowel IPA word gloss
i /ˈsik/ sic 'sic'
/ˈse̞k/ sec
'dry', 'I sit'
a /ˈsak/ sac 'bag'
/ˈso̞k/ soc 'clog'
u /ˈsuk/ suc
'I am'
Western Catalan[20]
Vowel IPA word gloss
i /ˈsik/ sic 'sic'
e /ˈsek/ séc
ɛ /ˈsɛk/ sec 'I sit'
a /ˈsak/ sac 'bag'
o /ˈsok/ sóc 'I am'
ɔ /ˈsɔk/ soc 'clog'
u /ˈsuk/ suc 'juice'

Unstressed vowels

In Eastern Catalan, vowels in unstressed position reduce to three : /a/, /e/, /ɛ/ → [ə]; /o/, /ɔ/, /u/ → [u]; /i/ remains unchanged. However there are some dialectal differences: Algherese merges /a/, /e/, and /ɛ/ with [a]; and in most areas of Majorca, [o] can appear in unstressed position (that is, /o/ and /ɔ/ are usually reduced to [o]).[54]

In Western Catalan, vowels in unstressed position reduce to five: /e/, /ɛ/ → [e]; /o/, /ɔ/ → [o]; /a/, /u/, /i/ remain unchanged.[55] However, in some Western dialects reduced vowels tend to merge into different realizations in some cases:

Eastern and Northern Catalan[20]
Vowel Example IPA Gloss
[i] si [si] 'if'
[ə] se [sə] 'itself'
sa 'her'
[u] -nos [nus] 'us'
uns [uns] 'some'
Western Catalan[20]
Vowel Example IPA gloss
[i] si [si] 'if'
[e] se [se] 'itself'
[a] sa [sa] 'her'
[o] -nos [nos] 'us'
[u] uns [uns] 'some'
Balearic Catalan[20]
Vowel Example IPA Gloss
[i] si [si] 'if'
[ə] se [sə] 'itself'
sa 'her'
[o] -nos [nos] 'us'
[u] uns [uns] 'some'

Diphthongs and triphthongs

There are also a number of phonetic diphthongs and triphthongs, all of which begin and/or end in [j] or [w].[59]

Falling diphthongs
IPA word gloss IPA word gloss
[aj] aigua 'water' [aw] taula 'table'
[əj] (EC)
[aj] (WC)
mainada 'children' [əw] (EC)
[aw] (WC)
caurem 'we will fall'
[ɛj] remei 'remedy' [ɛw] peu 'foot'
[ej] rei 'king' [ew] seu 'his/her'
[əj] (EC)
[ej] (WC)
Eivissa 'Ibiza' [əw] (EC)
[ew] (WC)
eufenisme 'eufenism'
[iw] niu 'nest'
[ɔj] noi 'boy' [ɔw] nou 'new'
[oj ~ uj] (EC)
[oj] (WC)
Moisès, troià 'Moses', 'Trojan' [ow] pou 'well'
[uj] avui 'today' [uw] duu 's/he is carrying'
Rising diphthongs
IPA word gloss IPA word gloss
[ja] iaia 'grandma' [wa] guant 'glove'
[jə] (EC)
[ja] (WC)
feia 's/he was doing' [wə] (EC)
[wa] (WC)
aquarel·la 'watercolour painting'
[jɛ] veiem 'we see' [wɛ] seqüència 'sequence'
[je] seient 'seat' [we] ungüent 'ointment'
[jə] (EC)
[je] (WC)
gràcies 'thank you' [wə] (EC)
[we] (WC)
qüestió, diuen 'question', 'they say'
[wi] pingüí 'penguin'
[jɔ] iode 'iodine' [wɔ] quota 'payment'
[ju] (EC)
[jo] (WC)
iogurt 'yoghurt' [wo] ses 'greasy'
[ju] iugoslau 'Yugoslav'

In standard Eastern Catalan, rising diphthongs (that is, those starting with [j] or [w]) are only possible in the following contexts:[60]


There are certain instances of compensatory diphthongization in Majorcan so that troncs /ˈtɾoncs/ ('logs') (in addition to deleting the palatal stop) develops a compensating palatal glide and surfaces as [ˈtɾojns] (and contrasts with the unpluralized [ˈtɾoɲc]). Diphthongization compensates for the loss of the palatal stop (segment loss compensation). There are other cases where diphthongization compensates for the loss of point of articulation features (property loss compensation) as in [ˈaɲ] ('year') vs. [ˈajns] ('years').[63]

The dialectal distribution of compensatory diphthongization is almost entirely dependent on the dorsal stop (/k~c/) and the extent of consonant assimilation (whether or not it is extended to palatals).[64]

Voiced affricates are devoiced after stressed vowels in dialects like Eastern Catalan where there may be a correlation between devoicing and lengthening (gemination) of voiced affricates: metge /ˈmed͡ʒːə/[ˈmet͡ʃːə] ('medic').[17] In Barcelona, voiced stops may be fortified (geminated and devoiced); e.g. poble [ˈpɔpːɫə] 'village').[31]


Nasal Lateral
word IPA gloss word IPA gloss
ínfim [ˈiɱfim] 'lowest'
anterior [ən̪təɾiˈo] (EC)
[an̪teɾiˈoɾ] (WC)
'previous' altes [ˈaɫ̪təs] (EC)
[ˈaltes] (WC)
'tall' (f. pl.)
engegar [əɲʒəˈɣa] (EC)
[eɲd͡ʒeˈɣaɾ] (WC)
'to start (up)' àlgid [ˈaʎʒit] (EC)
[ˈaʎd͡ʒit] (WC)
sang [saŋ] (EC)
[saŋk] (WC)
sagna [ˈsaŋnə ~ ˈsaɡnə] (EC)
[ˈsaŋna ~ ˈsaɡna] (WC)
'he bleeds'
cotna [ˈkonːə] (EC)
[ˈkonːa] (WC)
'rind' atles [ˈaɫːəs ~ ˈadɫəs] (EC)
[ˈalːes ~ ˈadles] (WC)
sotmetent [sumːəˈten] (EC)
[somːeˈtent] (WC)
'submitting' ratllar [rəˈʎːa] (EC)
[raˈʎːaɾ] (WC)
'to grate'

Catalan denti-alveolar stops can fully assimilate to the following consonant, producing gemination; this is particularly evident before nasal and lateral consonants: e.g. cotna ('rind'), motlle/motle ('spring'), and setmana ('week'). Learned words can alternate between featuring and not featuring such assimilation (e.g. atles [ˈadɫəs ~ ˈaɫːəs] 'atlas', administrar [ədminisˈtɾa ~ əmːinisˈtɾa] 'to administer').[65][66]

Central Valencian features simple elision in many of these cases (e.g cotna [ˈkona], setmana [seˈmana]) though learned words don't exhibit either assimilation or elision: atles [ˈadles] and administrar [adminisˈtɾaɾ].[67]



Stress most often occurs on any of the last three syllables of a word (e.g. brúixola [ˈbɾuʃuɫə] (EC) [ˈbɾujʃola] (WC) 'compass', càstig [ˈkastik] 'punishment', pallús [pəˈʎus] (EC) [paˈʎus] (WC) 'fool').

Compound words and adverbs formed with /ˈment/ may have a syllable with secondary stress (e.g. bonament [ˌbɔnəˈmen] (EC) [ˌbɔnaˈment] (WC) 'willingly'; parallamps [ˌpaɾəˈʎams] (EC) [ˌpaɾaˈʎamps] (WC) 'lightning conductor') but every lexical word has just one syllable with main stress.[68]


Any consonant, as well as [j] and [w] may be an onset. Clusters may consist of a consonant plus a semivowel (C[j], C[w]) or an obstruent plus a liquid. Some speakers may have one of these obstruent-plus-liquid clusters preceding a semivowel, e.g. síndria [ˈsin.dɾjə] ('watermelon'); for other speakers, this is pronounced [ˈsin.dɾi.ə] (i.e. the semivowel must be syllabic in this context).[69]

Word-medial codas are restricted to one consonant + [s] (extra [ˈɛks.tɾə] (EC) [ˈɛks.tɾa] (WC)).[70] In the coda position, voice contrasts among obstruents are neutralized.[71] Although there are exceptions (such as futur [fuˈtuɾ] 'future'), syllable-final rhotics are often lost before a word boundary or before the plural morpheme of most words: color [kuˈɫo] (EC) [koˈloɾ] (WC) ('color') vs. coloraina [kuɫuˈɾajnə] (EC) [koloˈɾajna] (WC) ('bright color').[31]

In Central Eastern Catalan, obstruents fail to surface word-finally when preceded by a homorganic consonant (e.g. /nt/ → [n]). Complex codas simplify only if the loss of the segment doesn't result in the loss of place specification.[72]

Suffixation examples in Eastern Catalan
Final gloss Internal gloss
no cluster camp [ˈkam] 'field' camperol [kəmpəˈɾɔɫ] 'peasant'
punt [ˈpun] 'point' punta [ˈpuntə] 'tip'
banc [ˈbaŋ] 'bank' banca [ˈbaŋkə] 'banking'
malalt [məˈɫaɫ] 'ill' malaltia [məɫəɫˈti.ə] 'illness'
hort [ˈɔr] 'orchard' hortalissa [urtəˈɫisə] 'vegetable'
gust [ˈɡus] 'taste' gustar [ɡusˈta] 'to taste'
cluster serp [ˈserp] 'snake' serpentí [sərpənˈti] 'snake-like'
disc [ˈdisk] 'disk' disquet [disˈkɛt] 'diskette'
remolc [rəˈmɔɫk] 'trailer' remolcar [rəmuɫˈka] 'to tow'

When the suffix -erol [əˈɾɔɫ] is added to camp [ˈkam] it makes [kəmpəˈɾɔɫ], indicating that the underlying representation is /ˈkamp/ (with subsequent cluster simplification), however when the copula [ˈes] is added it makes [ˈkam ˈes]. The resulting generalization is that this underlying /p/ will only surface in a morphologically complex word.[73] Despite this, word-final codas are not usually simplified in most of Balearic and Valencian (e.g. camp [ˈkamp]).[74]

Word-initial clusters from Graeco-Latin learned words tend to drop the first phoneme: pneumàtic [nəwˈmatik] (EC) [newˈmatik] (WC) ('pneumatic'), pseudònim [səwˈðɔnim] (EC) [sewˈðɔnim] (WC) ('pseudonym'), pterodàctil [təɾuˈðaktiɫ] (EC) [teɾoˈðaktil] (WC) ('pterodactylus'), gnom [ˈnom] ('gnome').[75]

Word-final obstruents are devoiced; however, they assimilate voicing of the following consonant, e.g. cuc de seda [ˈkuɡ‿də ˈsɛðə] (EC) [ˈkuɡ‿de ˈsɛða] (WC) ('silkworm'). In regular and fast speech, stops often assimilate the place of articulation of the following consonant producing phonetic gemination: tot [ˈtod‿ˈbe] → [ˈtob‿ˈbe] ('all good').[76]

Word-final fricatives (except /f/) are voiced before a following vowel; e.g. bus enorme [ˈbuz‿əˈnormə] (EC) [ˈbuz‿eˈnorme] (WC) ('huge bus').[77]

In Majorcan and Minorcan Catalan, /f/ undergoes total assimilation to a following consonant (just as stops do): buf gros [ˈbuɡ‿ˈɡɾɔs] ('large puff').[78]

Dialectal variation

Dialectal Map of Catalan from Wheeler, Yates & Dols (1999:xviii) Eastern dialects: .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  Northern Catalan   Central Catalan   Balearic and Algherese Western dialects:   North-Western Catalan   Valencian
Dialectal Map of Catalan from Wheeler, Yates & Dols (1999:xviii)
Eastern dialects: Western dialects:

The differences in the vocalic systems outlined above are the main criteria used to differentiate between the major dialects: Wheeler (2005) distinguishes two major dialect groups, western and eastern dialects; the latter of which only allow [i], [ə], and [u] to appear in unstressed syllables and include Northern Catalan, Central Catalan, Balearic, and Algherese. Western dialects, which allow any vowel in unstressed syllables, include Valencian and North-Western Catalan.

Regarding consonants, betacism and fricative–affricate alternations are the most prominent differences between dialects.

Other dialectal features are:

Historical development

Main article: Phonological history of Catalan

Catalan shares features with neighboring Romance languages (Occitan, Italian, Sardinian, French, Spanish).[93]

In contrast with other Romance languages, Catalan has many monosyllabic words; and those ending in a wide variety of consonants and some consonant clusters.[94] Also, Catalan has final obstruent devoicing, thus featuring many couplets like amic ('male friend') vs. amiga ('female friend').[94]

Phonological sample

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1
Original Tots els éssers humans neixen lliures i iguals en dignitat i en drets.
Són dotats de raó i de consciència, i han de comportar-se fraternalment els uns amb els altres.
Old Catalan (Around the 13th century) IPA [ˈtodz̺‿əlz̺‿ˈes̺əɾz̺‿uˈmanz̺ ˈnəjʃən ˈʎiwɾəz̺‿i iˈɣwalz̺‿ən digniˈtat‿j‿ən ˈdɾəts̺
s̺on dotats̺ ðə raˈo i ðə konˈs̺s̻jɛns̻ja,j‿an də kompoɾˈtaɾs̺ə fɾatəɾnalˈment‿əlz̺‿ˈunz̺‿amb‿əlz̺‿altɾəs̺]
Balearic Catalan IPA [ˈtodz‿əlz‿ˈesəz‿uˈmanz ˈnəʃən ˈʎiwɾəz‿i iˈɣwalz‿ən diŋniˈdat‿j‿ən ˈdɾəts
son dotats ðə rəˈo i ðə konˈsjɛnsjə, j‿an də kompoɾˈtasːə fɾətəɾnalˈment‿əlz‿ˈunz‿əmb‿əlz‿altɾəs]
Eastern Central Catalan IPA [ˈtodz‿əlz‿ˈesəz‿uˈmanz ˈnɛʃən ˈʎiwɾəz‿i iˈɣwalz‿ən diŋniˈtat‿j‿ən ˈdɾɛts
son dutats ðə rəˈo i ðə kunˈsjɛnsjə, j‿an də kumpurˈtasə fɾətərnalˈmen əlz‿ˈunz‿əmb‿əlz‿altɾəs]
Northern Catalan IPA [ˈtudz‿əlz‿ˈe̞səz‿uˈmanz ˈne̞ʃən ˈʎiwɾəz‿i iˈgwalz‿ən digniˈtat‿j‿ən ˈdɾe̞ts
sun dutats də rəˈu i də kunˈsjensjə, j‿an də kumpurˈtasə fɾətərnalˈme̞n‿əlz‿ˈunz‿əmb‿əlz‿altɾəs]
North-Western Catalan IPA [ˈtodz‿elz‿ˈesez‿uˈmanz ˈnejʃen ˈʎiwɾez‿i iˈɣwalz‿en diɣniˈtat‿j‿en ˈdɾets
son dotats ðe raˈo‿j ðe konˈsjɛnsja, j‿an de kompoɾˈtase fɾateɾnalˈmen‿elz‿ˈunz‿amb‿elz‿altɾes]
Valencian IPA [ˈtodz‿elz‿ˈeseɾz‿uˈmanz ˈnejʃen ˈʎiwɾez‿i iˈɣwalz‿en diɣniˈtat‿j‿en ˈdɾets
son dotats ðe raˈo‿j ðe konˈsjɛnsja, j‿an de kompoɾˈtaɾse fɾateɾnalˈment‿elz‿ˈunz‿amb‿elz‿atɾes]

See also


  1. ^ Hualde (1992:367)
  2. ^ For more information on dialectal variety, see Veny (1989).
  3. ^ Carbonell & Llisterri (1999:62)
  4. ^ Recasens (1996:172)
  5. ^ a b c d Recasens & Pallarès (1995:288)[full citation needed]
  6. ^ a b c d e Wheeler (2005:10–11)
  7. ^ "Voiceless dental plosive – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless dental plosive – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless dental plosive – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced dental plosive – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced dental plosive – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced dental plosive – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Rafel (1999:14)
  9. ^ "Voiceless velar plosive – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless velar plosive – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless velar plosive – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Velar Plosive – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Velar Plosive – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Velar Plosive – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
  10. ^ a b c d Wheeler (2005:10)
  11. ^ "Voiced Alveolar Nasal – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Nasal – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Nasal – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Lateral – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Lateral – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Flap – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Flap – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "VOICED ALVEOLAR FLAP – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
  12. ^ "Voiceless Alveolar Fricative – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless Alveolar Fricative – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless Alveolar Fricative – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Fricative – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Fricative – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Fricative – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Trill – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Trill – Nord Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Trill – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
  13. ^ a b c "Voiceless Alveolar Affricate – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless Alveolar Affricate – Nord-Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiceless Alveolar Affricate – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Affricate – Central | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Affricate – Nord-Occidental | Els Sons del Català".
    "Voiced Alveolar Affricate – Valencià | Els Sons del Català".
  14. ^ Wheeler (2005:11)
  15. ^ Recasens (1993). Here Recasens labels these Catalan sounds as "laminoalveolars palatalitzades"
  16. ^ Recasens & Pallarès (2001). Here the authors label these Catalan sounds as "laminal postalveolar"
  17. ^ a b Recasens & Espinosa (2007:145)
  18. ^ Lloret (2004:278)
  19. ^ Hualde (1992:368)
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Recasens & Espinosa (2005:1)
  21. ^ Saborit Vilar (2009:53)
  22. ^ Saborit Vilar (2009:57)
  23. ^ Carbonell & Llisterri (1992:53–55)
  24. ^ Recasens (1996:190–191)
  25. ^ a b Wheeler (2005:11–12)
  26. ^ a b c Recasens & Espinosa (2007:144)
  27. ^ a b Hualde (1992:370)
  28. ^ Entry for 'tsar' Archived 2011-08-14 at the Wayback Machine in Diccionari de llengua catalana, Second Edition.
  29. ^ Entry for 'tsuga' Archived 2011-08-14 at the Wayback Machine in Diccionari de llengua catalana, Second Edition.
  30. ^ Entry for 'txec' Archived 2011-08-14 at the Wayback Machine in Diccionari de llengua catalana, Second Edition.
  31. ^ a b c d e Carbonell & Llisterri (1992:53)
  32. ^ Wheeler (2005:13–14)
  33. ^ Recasens & Espinosa (2007:148–149)
  34. ^ Wheeler (2005:12)
  35. ^ Veny (2007:51)
  36. ^ Wheeler (2005:13)
  37. ^ Wheeler (2002:81)[full citation needed]
  38. ^ Rafel (1981), cited in Recasens & Espinosa (2007:147)
  39. ^ Recasens & Espinosa (2007:147)
  40. ^ Wheeler (2005:23)
  41. ^ a b Recasens & Espinosa (2005:20)
  42. ^ Recasens & Espinosa (2005:3)
  43. ^ Padgett (2009:432)
  44. ^ See Bonet & Mascaró (1997) for more information
  45. ^ Recasens (1996:90–92)
  46. ^ Recasens (1996:81)
  47. ^ Recasens (1996:130–131)
  48. ^ Recasens (1996:59)
  49. ^ a b Recasens (1991:66)[full citation needed]
  50. ^ Recasens (1996:69, 80–81)
  51. ^ Harrison (1997:2)
  52. ^ Recasens (1996:70)
  53. ^ a b Wheeler (2005:38)
  54. ^ Wheeler (2005:54)
  55. ^ Carbonell & Llisterri (1992:54–55)
  56. ^ Recasens (1996:75–76)
  57. ^ Recasens (1996:128–129)
  58. ^ Recasens (1996:138)
  59. ^ Carbonell & Llisterri (1992:54)
  60. ^ Institut d'Estudis Catalans Archived 2010-09-30 at the Wayback Machine Els diftongs, els triftongs i els hiats – Gramàtica de la Llengua Catalana (provisional draft)
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  62. ^ Wheeler (2005:101)
  63. ^ Mascaró (2002:580–581)[full citation needed]
  64. ^ Mascaró (2002:581)[full citation needed]
  65. ^ Fabra (2008:24)
  66. ^ Lacreu (2002:53)
  67. ^ Wheeler (2005:36)
  68. ^ Carbonell & Llisterri (1999:63)
  69. ^ Wheeler (2005:78)
  70. ^ Wheeler (2005:166)
  71. ^ Wheeler (2005:145)
  72. ^ Herrick (2002:70)
  73. ^ Herrick (2002:72)
  74. ^ Recasens (1996:192)
  75. ^ Recasens (1996:175)
  76. ^ Badia i Margarit (1988:35)
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  79. ^ Recasens (1996:99)
  80. ^ Recasens (1991:68)
  81. ^ Recasens (1996:131–132)
  82. ^ Recasens (1996:138–139)
  83. ^ Recasens (1996:311–312)
  84. ^ Recasens (1994:266)[full citation needed]
  85. ^ Recasens (1994:321)[full citation needed]
  86. ^ Recasens (1996:307)
  87. ^ Wheeler (2005:34–35)
  88. ^ Wheeler (2005:22–23)
  89. ^ Wheeler (2005:15)
  90. ^ Wheeler (2005:22)
  91. ^ Recasens (1996:91–92)
  92. ^ Wheeler (2005:24)
  93. ^ Wheeler (2005:1)
  94. ^ a b c d e f Enciclopèdia Catalana, p. 630.
  95. ^ Hall, Jacqueline (2001). "Convivència in Catalonia: Languages Living Together". Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans. p. 19.


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Further reading

  • Recasens, Daniel; Mira, Meritxell (2015), "Place and manner assimilation in Catalan consonant clusters", Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 45 (2): 115–147, doi:10.1017/S0025100315000080