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
> > be seen as a uvular glide), are there languages where there would be
> > to analyze /?\/ rather than non-syllabic /a/ or /A/??
>Classical Klaish, a conlang of mine, has a phoneme that is realized as [h\]
>[?\] 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
Excellent! Do these semivowels also happen act glide-like? ie. can they eg.
cluster more freely than other consonants, while messing up vowel evolution?