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As of 2009 the Montenegrin alphabet was adopted in Montenegro. It consists of the same alphabet as used in Serbia, with the addition of two graphemes.

The graphemes ⟨ś⟩/⟨с́⟩ and ⟨ź⟩/⟨з́⟩ are said to represent sounds unique amongst the Shtokavian languages, where they are palatalised variations of /s/ and /z/. I've seen this phoneme written as /ɕ/, /sʲ/ and /ç/ for ⟨ś⟩ and /ʝ/ for ⟨ź⟩.

So my question is this, which of these phonemes is correct.

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hbs lacks a distinct palatal series, so I assume [ɕ ~ ç] and [ʑ ~ ʝ] are just allophones. – Mechanical snail Feb 9 '13 at 2:02
Wikipedia says "Montenegrin Latin is based on Serbo-Croatian Latin, with the addition of the two letters Ś and Ź, to replace the digraphs SJ and ZJ.", and "Alveolo-palatal fricatives [ɕ], [ʑ] are marginal phonemes, usually realized as [sj], [zj]. However, the emerging Montenegrin standard has proposed two additional letters, Latin ⟨Ś⟩, ⟨Ź⟩ and Cyrillic ⟨Ć⟩, ⟨З́⟩, for the phonemic sequences /sj/, /zj/, which may be realized phonetically as [ɕ], [ʑ]." – Mechanical snail Feb 9 '13 at 2:07
This final comment from @Mechanicalsnail has the answer. – Branimir Ćaćić Feb 9 '13 at 10:59
Some of the characters in this question, such as are rendered as boxes for some people, including in Google Chrome 24.0.1312.57 on Windows 7. – hippietrail Feb 12 '13 at 1:47

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