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Retroflexes (Re: The rebirth of m"/21aw as mql21aw)

From:Paul Bennett <paul.bennett@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 1999, 9:30
Eric Christopherson>>>>>>
> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU]On > Behalf Of Paul Bennett > Sent: Thursday, November 4, 1999 6:27 AM > To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG > Subject: The rebirth of m"/21aw as mql21aw
> A front retroflex is normal, (maybe slightly towards alveolar), a > back retroflex > is with the tip of the tongue curled as far back as possible.
Could "front retroflex" possibly be palatal? <<<<<< It's definately made with the tip or blade of the tongue, rather than the body. It's pretty much the normal Dravidian (and Indic) retroflex. The "back" retroflex is a bit more unique, in fact, I don't know of any natlang precedent (though I'm ready to be proven wrong). It seems to produce a very similar sound to a front retroflex, but it's a bit more "donk" rather than "dink" (for want of a better phonological description). ************************************************************* This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. *************************************************************