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"H"'s (Was: Re: aquamarine demon (was <no subject>))

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Thursday, November 22, 2001, 16:58
On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 05:18:53PM +0100, Henrik Theiling wrote:
> > ObConlang: Needless to say, none of my conlangs have a /h/. The sound > > spelt <h> is invariably a /x/. > > Really! I find it quite nice to have phonemic /h/ and /?/. Great > consonants! Only to beat by pharyngeal and epiglottal ones! :-)
Hmm, recently I've been noticing that the way I pronounce /x/ and /h/ are quite (too) similar. My conlang distinguishes between /x/, /h/ and /?/, but /xi/ and /hi/ sound a bit too alike to my ears. I was in fact thinking of making them allophonic :-P Maybe in a descendent lang they will merge. That should produce all kinds of interesting special cases (sorta like Attic Greek's _ei^mi_ and eimi'_ business, really confusing). T -- "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." -- P. Erdos


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