Re: Bilabial / labiodental distinction
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 12, 2002, 1:08|
David Peterson scripsit:
> There are languages that distinguish voiced/unvoiced fricatives at the
> labio-dental and bilabial position. I see no reason why it would be any more
> difficult to distinguish stops. I've heard that there are labio-dental stops
> in a few natlangs out there, but I've never seen examples. There so few that
> there was no need to create a symbol.
My sense is that it would be hard to distinguish labiodental stops
from the corresponding labiodental fricatives.
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