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From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Saturday, March 5, 2005, 11:43
You wrote to Conlang list:

> The muscles of the tongue > are very complex, and their interaction is still poorly understood in > articulating various sounds, but the point is that advancing the tongue > tip may require a contraction of the posterior genioglossus muscle, and > that this (combined with other effects) can cause a pharyngeal > constriction. So interdentals may be "inherently" pharyngealised, and you > don;t need to try and make an additional velar constriction (which would > be hard).
Do you know if the pharyngealized coronals of Arabic are ever interdental? There doesn't seem to be any distinction between alveolar and dental pharyngealized fricatives, some dialects having dentals and some alveolars. BTW Gulf Arabic has a pharyngealized /l_e/ in the word _Allah_ (but in no other word AFAIK. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>