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Re: Phonology idea

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 28, 1999, 0:50
Paul Bennett wrote:
> The only attested ingressive consonant? > > Why does the IPA define so darn many symbols for them, then? Surely not "for > completeness", as there are portions of their grid that define pronounceable > sounds that have no symbol of their own. How very bizarre! :-)
It's the only attested PULMONIC ingressive. There are tons of non-pulmonic ingressive sounds, such as clicks and implosives, which are made by lowering the laranyx while making the sound. A PULMONIC ingressive has no symbol, it's made by breathing in. -- Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will never change our mind. - Scots Prayer ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor