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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. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_