Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: another new conlang

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, February 20, 2003, 5:29
Nik Taylor wrote:
>Rachel 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). Andreas _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE*