Re: Putting the J in Sleep
|From:||Arnt Richard Johansen <arj@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 15:46|
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Steg Belsky wrote:
> So, has anyone ever come up with a conlang where the pronunciation of
> individual phonemes varies by some seemingly-arbitrary variable, like
> the time of day? Or the dominant color of the speaker's surroundings?
> Or what the speaker ate for lunch? Or...?
In Chukchi, a possible language isolate spoken in Chokotka in Eastern
Siberia, the phoneme /k/ is pronounced differently depending on whether
the speaker is male or female.
Arnt Richard Johansen http://arj.nvg.org/
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explanation is that Silicon Valley has been permeated with the seeds
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