More wierd phonemes
|From:||Paul Bennett <paulnkathy@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 4:30|
I've been inspired by all the talk of phonology on the lsit recently, and
I'm rebuilding Thagojian phonology quite extensively.
I don't intend to lose the obscenely large consonontal inventory (yay!),
but I'm moving some of my 'symmetries' and allophonies around to give the
lang a slightly different feel. It looks like it'll merge with the (also
in-development) "WT5" and "WT6" phonologies eventually, and I'll hopefully
end up with a good range of usual and unusual sounds.
I've also decided that the two phonemic vowels are going to be
differentiated front-unrounded vs back-rounded instead of close-unrounded
vs open-rounded, with deep representations /e/ and /o/ replacing the
earlier /M/ and /Q/ (x-sampa as always...)
Anyway, my question is:
Is there a natlang precedent (and/or existing name?) for the 'hissing'
consonant (fricative?) produced by keeping the tongue in a lax / schwa-like
position, and producing either voiced or voiceless breath with the teeth
together and causing friction?
It sounds to me somewhere between /S/ and /f/ (or /Z/ and /v/), but is
obviously a totally different sound.
Any (more) ideas, anyone?