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RV: Ubykh vowels

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
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, > though.
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... --Pablo Flores