THEORY: Phonology: Natlangs: Attested Minimal Pairs?
|From:||Tom Chappell <tomhchappell@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 15, 2005, 22:50|
Hello, everybody in the group and on the list.
I have a question about phonology.
Is every pair of distinguished sounds in IPA actually attested as a
minimal pair distinguishing two different lexemes in some natlang?
How about every pair of distinguished sounds in X-SAMPA or C-XSAMPA?
How about every pair of distinguished sounds in Alexander Melville
Bell's Visible Speech?
Does anyone on the list know?
Does anyone on the list know how to find out whether anyone not on
the list knows, and who it is if there is someone?
Is there, by any chance, anywhere, a complete list of phonological
and phonetic universals? I expect most of them will be
"implicational universals" and/or "statistical universals".
Tom H.C. in MI
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