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Re: Radical-Metathesis

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Saturday, February 9, 2008, 11:35
On 9.2.2008 Mr Veoler wrote:
> Is it possible to order ALL consonants in a definite order, does, > for example, various plosive stops have different sonority? Otherwise > I may > combine it with place of articulation or something... >
No, but they have a hierarchy of salience. I'm a bit foggy on the details ATM, but can look them up tomorrow. IIRC (which I might as well not) the order is something like t - p - k for voiceless stops and b - d -g for voiced stops. Vcl vs. vcd and stop vs. fricative also vary in salience; thus k is more salient than g, which is least salient of all stops. This hierarchy also governs the relative frequency of various sounds across vocabulary. /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*, c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo)