Re: Paucity of Phonemes (was Re: Thagojian phonology...
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 26, 2000, 19:56|
Kristian Jensen wrote:
> Consonants: p t k ? b g s h
> Vowels: i a o
Quite odd! But the source I read distinctly said 10 phonemes. Could it
be that /?/ is of questionable phonemic status, e.g., it automatically
occurs between vowels, or something like that? Of course, that source
coulda been wrong, or this might not be the language referred to.
> where; /t[/ and /d[/ are laminal denti-alveolar, /L/ is a lateral
> fricative, /3/ is a consonantal version of /@/ (schwa - or
> more specifically a raised and centralized close-mid back
What? How can /@/ be pronounced as a consonant?
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