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Re: Bilabial / labiodental distinction

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 11, 2002, 23:23
From: "Christopher B Wright" <faceloran@...>
> IPA and X-SAMPA don't give any values for labiodental plosives.
I have seen Greek pi used for a voiceless labiodental plosive when one was wanted.
> However, > they (the l.d.p.'s) would seem to be pronounceable. Since they don't have > special values, should I conclude that they just don't sound different > than their bilabial equivalents?
I think they sound different. Humans are pretty well at distinguishing all sorts of odd sounds anyway. (*How* many different kinds of clicks are there in !Xu~?) *Muke! --