Re: Nasalless Languages
|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 13, 2004, 1:17|
--- Emily Zilch <emily0@...> wrote:
> Two have prenasalized stops [but no nasals]
> 8. HAKKA [ HAK ] : 33.000.000 in half the world
> (PRC, Brunei, French
> Guiana, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia,
> Panama, Singapore,
> Suriname, ROC, Thailand... etc.); Sino-Tibetan,
Hakka, no nasals???? What? No the dialects *I've*
heard. Hakka even has syllabic nasals, /N/ and /m/.
Nasals are rampant in the language - initials, finals
and cores. PLUS there are the prenasalized consonants.
I can't recal if Hakka also features nasalized
vowels, but I know it has nasal consonants, /m/, /n/,
/J/ and /N/. This info is just plain screwey.
Idavi avins patorrechi djinerachunis djul Avramu ad ul Davidu ed avins patorrechi
djinerachunis djil deporrachuni in al Baviluña ad ul Cristu.