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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)
>> ......... - 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.
> Listen to the clips here: > > and compare with the transcription on the next page.
I will :) Ray ======================================================= ======================================================= "If /ni/ can change into /A/, then practically anything can change into anything" Yuen Ren Chao, 'Language and Symbolic Systems"