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From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Monday, June 12, 2000, 15:55
Just curious as to how lip plates would affect the
phonology of a language. Do cultures with lip-plates
have labial sounds at all in their respective languages?
There can't be rounded vowels, can there? There are
also cultures where only about half of the community
wear lip-plates (e.g. only men). Would that create a
situation where there are two different phonologies for
the same language (e.g. men don't have rounded
vowels, while women and children do)? Or would there
always be one phonology per language (e.g. the language
completely lacks rounded vowels)?

-kristian- 8)