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.