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CHAT: Law of ten times worse natlangs

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 18:31
I dunno if we ever made an official name for the law that says that for any
feature you can think up for a conlang, no matter how freaky, there is at
least one natlang that's already doing it, except ten times worse. If not, we
should give it a shortish name for easy reference.

Anyway, I just realized that Telenzh has ended up with a pretty scary set of
voiceless affricates; bilabial, dental, alveolar, postalveolar and velar. To
this comes alveolar and postalveolar voiced ones. Anyone know of a natlang
with this many, or even more affricates?



H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Muke Tever <mktvr@...>
Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>