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What makes a natural class in phonology? Can we consider [k, x, q,χ] a natural class in phonology?

I think it can because they are all dorsals. Is that true?

  • No, it's not necessarily true, because there might be other dorsals in the sound system you're talking about which you're not telling us about. A natural class is all the sounds in a system which share some phonetic character. – Greg Lee Feb 9 at 20:10
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    This would be better asked on "Linguistics" as the relevance to learning English is tangential. x, q,χ are not typical English phonemes – James K Feb 9 at 20:30
  • how can I migrate it? – User384789 Feb 9 at 20:42

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