Re: speaking of laterals
|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 7:48|
Rachel Klippenstein wrote:
> Another thing I've been wanting to call upon ANADEW
> for: a three-way distinction between [r] (trill), [r\]
> (approximant), and  (tap).
I'm interested in that as well, as one language I'm working on has all
three (well, [r] is just what you get when one syllable ends in /4/ and
the next begins with /4/). Do any natlangs have contrastive /4/ and /r\/?
> Hmm, maybe I should come up with a language composed
> entirely of laterals and rhotics ofvarious sorts,
> syllabic and non-syllabic (but I won't)
Now that would be twisted.
I'm still fighting the urge to create a language with gastric egressives. ;)