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From:Kate <snapping.dragon@...>
Date:Saturday, May 26, 2007, 3:39
I'm delurking to ask a question. How horribly selfish. =)

I'm wondering, are there any natural languages that contrast velarized
consonants with anything *but* palatalized consonants? I'm familiar
with Russian, and know that velarization versus palatalization is
relatively common--and now I'm curious about what other things
velarization might contrast with.

I also know about the English light and dark "l". Is there anything
else? (Preferably more extensive?)

I'm considering creating a constrast between plain and velarized stops
in a language I'm working on, but I'm still in the
hunting-for-inspiration stage.



Herman Miller <hmiller@...>