Re: OT: "Tracheal" consonants: a curiosity?
|From:||Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 17, 2005, 20:48|
In a book I was reading recently ("THe sounds of the world's languages")
I seem to remember it say that sounds labelled pharyngeal in most
languages are in fact epiglottal, but there are rare languages with true
pharyngeal sounds. I might go look it up in the book now...
> Wait - did I understand this right? Epiglottals and pharyngeals are
> essentially the same POA, with epiglottal approximants equaling
> (and I guess that would make pharyngeal apprxs. epig. vowels then? :))