Co-occurrence of phonological traits in orthographic replacement of sonorant phonemes
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Purpose: This short presentation aims to indicate phonological features inherent to the sonorant consonant class (nasals and liquids) that might be relatively problematic in the orthographic records of these phonemes. Methods: orthographic replacement in text compositions from children in the first grade of elementary school was analyzed. Data analysis was performed according to the Padrao de Aquisicao de Contrastes (PAC). Results: Results reveal that replacement was distributed between the two classes, and within each subclass, relatively unstable phonological contrasts were detected in the orthographic records of these phonemes. Conclusion: This relative instability of contrasts pointed out phonological issues, as well as issues related to the orthographic complexity of each these segments, thus indicating a non-direct relation between speech and spelling.