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Re: Bat Sounds/Phonology Redux

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 7, 2003, 0:44
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003 15:40:06 -0400, Paul Roser <pkroser@...> wrote:

>On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 21:32:53 -0400, Herman Miller <hmiller@...> wrote: > >>My Nikta language (where "Nikta" is the English mangling of [N_!et_>a]) > >Is that <nasalized alveolar click>/e/<ejective alveolar stop>/a/ ? >So Nikta self-designation something like /nt!et'a/ ?
Exactly. Actually, I made a slight typo; the X-SAMPA should have been [N_!\et_>a] (with a backslash). [!] by itself is "downstep", but it doesn't make sense to have a velar nasal articulated simultaneously with a downstep anyway. Things like this make me want to just start using APA for everything, and include a link to (since I'm used to typing in APA for my conlang documentation; all those new Zireen languages that haven't been getting very far quickly enough at least have well-documented pronunciations of words in IPA now!) In APA, the Nikta call themselves [N^^!et`a], and their language [N^^!et`ak`!m\l].