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