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Re: An Unknown Conlang

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Monday, July 10, 2000, 2:39
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000 17:08:21 -0700, Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:

>You know, I looked hard but found no language that contained the /inverted-h/ >phoneme outside of French. Until I discovered it in Abkhaz. And Abkhaz has A >LOT of consonants. > >The Cyrillic letter looks like an O, but with a smaller loop inside, and it >resembles an ornate Q. > >For what it's worth, the phoneme is also in Tech. It's technically a palatized >/w/.
Tirelat also has this sound, spelled "wy", in a couple of words, plus the voiceless equivalent "hwy" in the single word "hwyuhwyu" (a whistling sound). As in Tech, these sounds are palatalized versions of voiced and voiceless /w/. -- languages of Azir------> -<>- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin