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Re: NATLANG: [t_md] vs [t_ad]?

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 19:44
Joe skrev:
> Steven Williams wrote: > >> --- "Joseph a.k.a Buck" <zhosh@...> wrote: >> >> >>> Does anyone know of a natlang which requires >>> differentiation of a laminal-dental plosive from >>> apical-dental plosive: [t_md] vs [t_ad] or [d_md] >>> vs [d_ad] ? >>> >>> >> >> I know that at least one natlang does, but for the >> life of me, I can't remember it. Maybe an Indic >> language? >> >> Tons of languages differentiate laminal-dental and >> apical-dental fricatives and affricates: Basque, is a >> good example. >> >> > > Isn't that more laminal-alveolar vs. apical-dental?
If you mean the Basque case they are laminal and apical alveolars, and then there is a palatoalveolar as well. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)