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Re: Kjaginic: 8 points of articulation

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 0:28
John Vertical wrote:

> Not quite. The contrast can be found in a number of Volta-Congo languages, > probably most famously Ewe. Wikipedia claims this to exist also in a > southern Bantu language going by the name of Venda... > > John Vertical
Could be. I haven't heard recordings of Venda, but I have a Venda dictionary I found at a Half Price Books, which has a note about the sounds written as "fh" and "vh": "fh, vh are voiceless and voiced bilabial fricatives". I assume that plain "f" and "v" are labiodental fricatives, but that's not explicitly stated. A language with all three of bilabial, labiodental, and dental fricatives would be problematic in Kjaginic script, but I could use dots to distinguish those as the older Tharkania system uses.