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Re: Development of Consemitic Bilabial Emphatic

From:Ian Spackman <ianspackman@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 12:00
At 04:25 16/07/03, you wrote:
> --- Ian Spackman wrote: > > Do linguolabials occur in natlangs? I've not come across them, nor a > > reference to how to represent them, say, in IPA, but they seem very > > easy to pronounce and quite distinctive-sounding, so it surprises me. > >My understanding is that they do occur, but in a very small number of >languages - possibly only a single language family, New Guinea perhaps, >but my memory is not quite precise enough. I forget how they're >represented in IPA, but I think there is a way.
My inclination would be to use the bilabial symbols and the laminal diacritic? Ian