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Re: Japanese phonemes (was Re: The Monovocalic PIE Myth (was Germans have no /w/, ...))

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, June 12, 2004, 5:38
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Japanese has a pretty symmetrical *phonemic* inventory: > > p t k > b d g > s h > z > m n > r > w j > > With some degree of asymmetry in *distribution* in native roots: > /p/ only occurs geminated or post-nasal > /r/ never occurs word-initially
Eh?? Ryukyu islands; Ryoanji temple (with the famous sand garden); Roppongi (sp.?) a district in Tokyo IIRC. Rashomon the film. Ran ('Chaos') another film, Japanese take on King Lear. Not to mention everybody's favorite _ramen_ ???


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>Japanese phonemes (was Re: The Monovocalic PIE Myth (wasGermans have no /w/, ...))