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Re: Betreft: PHON: Xkanxey and a question

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, December 4, 1999, 0:36
Rob Nierse wrote:
> if the palatal click is apical, then why is it caled palatal?
Palatal is the place where in the mouth the sound is made, apical is the part of the tongue. Most palatal sounds are lamino-palatal - made at tha palatal with the body of the tongue. If palatal clicks are usually apical, then you could specify apico-palatal for that and lamino-palatal for those made like n~. -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor