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Re: is a labiodental stop possible?

From:Pablo David Flores <pablo-flores@...>
Date:Saturday, January 26, 2002, 23:38
Joe Hill <joe@...> writes:

> Yeah, I've gotten the hang of it now. in the orthography it's spelt {fp}. > > My language distinguishes between {p} and {fp}, as well as a dental stop, > and an aleovelar stop ({tt} and {t})
Why not complicate the matter further and also have a linguolabial stop? I have it in one of my old languages (Shkanshej), and it sounds very funny, even if it's difficult to contrast with the bilabials. For example, the unvoiced stop {pv} is pronounced by placing the tip of your tongue over the lower part of the upper lip (you have to stick it out a bit). There's also a voiced version {bv} and an aproximant {wv}. I had a trill too, but I spat all over my monitor everytime I tried to pronounce it. :) --Pablo Flores - - - D i v e r s i t y i s L i f e - - -