Re: Lakhota, was Re: Betreft: Re: Jaars IPA Helper
|From:||Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 14, 2000, 2:46|
Rob Nierse wrote:
>BTW, is anyone familiar with Lakhota? I have a book that states that
>Lakhota uses five (!) states of the glottis:
>plain, ejective, aspirated, voiced and unvoiced.
>Is that true? Are there more languages that have so many
>distinctions? Or more?
Yes. Sindhi has five: voiceless, voiceless aspirate, voiced, voiced
aspirate and voiced implosive.
Quite a few African languages have five or even all six, for instance Igbo:
plain X X
aspirate X X <-- 'breathy'?
ejective X X <-- implosive or 'creaky'?
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