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Re: Bilabial / labiodental distinction

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 12, 2002, 20:46
Christophe Grandsire sekalge:
>It is normally used only with vowels so no ambiguity could arise.
Retracted vowels? I'll have to look into it. What sort of ambiguities?
>In X-SAMPA it is rendered as /_-/. So we could >have /p_-/ and /b_-/ as labiodental plosives.
Hrm. Why is it _- and not just - ? By my branch of X-SAMPA, the labiodental plosives are /F\/ and /f\/ (the first is voiced). But your way makes sense.
>But since it's a conlang, why not simply decide that >the people who will speak it happen to distinguish them easily? :))
Cheater. All right, you win. Laimes, Wright.