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Re: Phonology and Questions

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Saturday, May 6, 2000, 22:54
Marcus Smith <smithma@...> wrote:

>> The apostrophe marks glottalisation, as in Quecha. lh represents the lateral >> fricative, as found in Nahuatl.
Nahuatl has a fricative and an affricate of that kind, am I right?
>I've heard it said that Japanese is developing distinct voiceless vowels, but >I've never seen the evidence for this. They are clearly there when you hear a >native speaker talk, but they seem to be predictable.
All native and non-native speakers I've had contact with agree that they seem to appear predictably between unvoiced consonants, or in final position after an unvoiced consonant. --Pablo Flores "... When all men on earth think, day and night, about the Zahir, which one will be a dream and which one a reality?" Jorge Luis Borges, _The Zahir_