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Re: Phonology - request for comments

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Thursday, September 2, 1999, 2:16
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From: FFlores <fflores@...>
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Sent: Monday, August 30, 1999 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: Phonology - request for comments

> Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...> wrote: > > Also, is there such a thing as > > an aspirated glottal stop? I think it's possible, but I'm not sure.
> As for the asp. glottal stop, > I think it's perfectly possible, though it may not be very distinct > from the non-aspirated one if you emphasize it at the beginning of > words. I myself cannot say sentence-initial /a/ without actually > pronouncing [?a], so to distinguish /a/ and /?a/ I would pronounce > /?a/ = [?_ha].
Oh, by the way, Dhakrathat doesn't have any word-initial vowels, so you can safely pronounce /?a/ [?a] and /?_ha/ [?_ha] :)