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Pharyngeal glides (was: Tetraphthongs, Triphthongs, Dipht...)

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2006, 17:56
> > And now for a new sub-topic. Do any languages have overtly pharyngeal > > glides? That is, akin to the vocalization of German final /R/ (which >could > > be seen as a uvular glide), are there languages where there would be >reason > > to analyze /?\/ rather than non-syllabic /a/ or /A/?? > >Classical Klaish, a conlang of mine, has a phoneme that is realized as [h\] >or >[?\] and corresponds to /a/ as /j/ to /i/ and /w/ to /u/. > >It mostly goes to zero in descendant langs, but >[h] initially in Telenian >and >Searixina. > > Andreas
Excellent! Do these semivowels also happen act glide-like? ie. can they eg. cluster more freely than other consonants, while messing up vowel evolution? John Vertical


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>