Re: Somali C
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 21, 2005, 7:24|
On Thursday, January 20, 2005, at 11:57 , Tim May wrote:
> Andreas Johansson wrote at 2005-01-19 21:22:52 (+0100)[snip]
>> ......... - on closer inspection, my atlas actually writes
>> |Galka`yo| (that's a grave accent hovering between the 'a' and the
>> 'y'). It seems more remarkable I should entirely fail to hear an
>> [?\] than a [?], but it's certainly possible, and for all I know
>> the sound may drop in her dialect or something.
>> That'd still give an extra use of |c| in a natlang.
> Yes, that is indeed the regular use of |c| in Somali.
Excellent! Another use of |c| to add to my list :)
> I don't find it at all remarkable that you should fail to perceive it.
> I've always found pharyngials much harder to hear as a consonant than
...and much harder t pronounce than [?} also.
I will :)
"If /ni/ can change into /A/, then practically anything
can change into anything"
Yuen Ren Chao, 'Language and Symbolic Systems"