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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 > pharyngeal > fricatives?? > (and I guess that would make pharyngeal apprxs. epig. vowels then? :)) >