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Re: Phonetics vs. Phonemics (was: apparently bizarre 'A's)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Saturday, February 25, 2006, 7:53
Dirk Elzinga wrote:
> That's right; I remember Ray mentioning Tamil and Shoshoni having > similar processes, right down to the gemination and post-nasal > voicing.
Yep - I think that's one of the reasons I liked Tepa when I first met it. The phonology brought back memories my teenage attempt at learning some Tamil. [snip]
> On 2/24/06, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
>>One rather well-known language which has this allophony >>is Tamil. /k/ is [k] word initially and in gemination, >>[g] after /n/ (which becomes [N] in this position) and >>[G] when ungeminated between vowels.
Yep - what is generally transliterated as _itu_ (this) = ['IDU] =============================================== Roger Mills wrote: > BP Jonsson wrote: > >>I suggest everyone reads J C Welss' "Accents of English", >>Cambridge 1982. That reading will preempt all YAEPTs >>for a long time to come. >> > > Oh!! An outcome devoutly to be wished for......... Amen! -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>