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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 [4] (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. ;)