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[despammed] Re: Lingualabial trills

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Monday, April 28, 2003, 23:20
Paul Roser wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 09:16:30 +0100, Peter Bleackley > <Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote: > > >>While thinking up exotic sounds to include in Magzhelyagon recently, >>it occurred to me to put in a lingualabial trill (raspberry) in it. Has >>anyone else used this sound in a conlang, and does anyone know which >>natlangs use it? > > > A fine sound, but I know of no natlangs that use it. Several languages > of Vanuatu have lingualabial stops, nasals, and fricatives, but no trills > have been reported. > > Pablo Flores' Shkanshey has lingualabials, and may have had a trill at > one time, but I can't recall for certain.
I suppose it's possible in a language for a society that doesn't have a taboo against spitting on others.