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Re: NATLANG: Maya pronunciation guide

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 20:00
Quoting Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>:

> I think that the k' etc are ejectives. The vowels.... as far as I > remember maya has long and short i e a o (kindof similar to Spanish). > THe spelling system is fully of screwy Spanish ways of writing things > like [w] though... I think hu might sometimes be [w], x is [S], etc. > Basically, I don't know. :D
The letter |w| is used heavily ... If doubled vowels represent long ones, there'd seem to be 10+ vowel phonemes. Andreas