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?