Re: another new conlang
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 20, 2003, 5:29|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > It drives me crazy that the IPA doesn't have symbols
> > for labiodental stops/plosives, because I use them all
> > the time, by accident. I've often caught myself
> > saying things like "maybe" with labiodentals instead
> > of bilabials.
>Interesting. The few times I've used them they're in place of /f/ and
>/v/. I believe you can write them with /f/ and /v/ along with the
>"raised" diacritic, the one that looks like this: _|_, so [f_r] and
>[v_r] in SAMPA.
>The reason they don't have symbols is that, AFAIK, there are no known
>languages that use those as phonemes.
Which in turn may be because many people have little gaps between the teeth
that prevent them from producing labiodental stops. Personally, I manage
them pretty easily (altho', as far as I'm aware, I don't accidentally use
them like Rachel).
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