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Re: Sibilants (was: Re: 'out-' affix in conlangs?)

From:Lars Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Thursday, August 14, 2008, 13:46
2008/8/13 John Vertical <johnvertical@...>:
> And while I'm on the topic, are there postalveolar *non*-sibilants? An alveolar > [T_-] seems to be possible, but not anything further back until we get to > dorsal consonants. That's odd.
Danish happens to have [D_-], but whether it's alveolar or post- I'll let others decide. On an earlier occasion when this was discussed, someone mentioned a North American native language that also has the sound -- Soshoni, I think. The Danish sound is usually transcribed /D/, since it's voiced and there are no other non-labial non-sibilant fricatives to contrast with. -- Lars