Re : consonant length
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|Date:||Friday, May 14, 1999, 12:30|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 14/05/99 00:28:22 , Patrick Dunn a =E9crit :
<< Is there any natlanguage that differentiates between consonants of
different length, for instance, s and ss or m and mm? I've been thinking
of tackling an isolating language again (those are harder than you think!)
and thought that'd be a nice way to increase my phonemic inventory.
I can think of Japanese (and Finnish) although the "length" of consonant is=20
rather like a glottal stop. So maybe not Japanese (and Finnish) :-).
Maybe try with "emphatic" Chinese "s" and Arabic "t" ?