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The record of "adagio" begins with vibrations for "a." The first downward movement of the line corresponds to the sound "d"; this ends with a strong upward movement due to the explosion. Thereafter follow vibrations for the vowel "a." The nearly straight piece of line with faint vibrations is the first part of the soft "g"; it is almost but not quite an occlusion. It ends by the strong upward movement of the explosion. The record ends with the vowel vibrations of "o." Other records from the same speaker show even less occlusion through the soft "g." We seem justified in concluding that soft "g," which is the sonant corresponding to soft "c" is, at least in this part of Italy, not identical with the English "j."