Betreft: Re: Thagojian phonology (was Re: oh no, not Tech phonology again)
|From:||Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 28, 2000, 7:43|
>>> Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> 02/26 12:26 >>>"Daniel A. Wier" wrote:
> Of course two natlangs, Rotokas and Hawaiian, draw close to this paucicity
> of phonemes...
I've heard of "a Brazilian language" with 10 phonemes, but the source
gave no name or phonemic inventory.
I think I mentioned Waorani before. It is spoken in Ecuador.
It has eight consonants: p, t, k, b, d, g, w, y, and ten vowels:
i, e, ae, a, o + nasal variants
In some articles the nasal vowels are not distinguished, thus
saying there are only 13 phonemes.