RV: Ubykh vowels
|Date:||Thursday, February 10, 2000, 14:56|
In one of my pages I mention that there's a Caucasian
language that has only two vowels -- it was a contribution
from Nik Taylor (thanks, Nik!) but he didn't remember
which lang it was. Then I just got this from a reader:
> The language with two vowel phonemes is Ubykh (this is its Russian name)
> which is a tongue spoken in the Caucasus. The vowel phonemes are "a"
> as in father and schwa. There are a lot of phonetic realisations of these,
Is this the language? I had heard of Ubykh before, but never
regarding this particular feature. I seem to remember it was
otherwise loaded on consonants...