Re: velaric egressives?
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 17, 2003, 22:49|
> I've been learning about airstream mechanisms in phonetics class, and
> apparently no natlangs use a velaric egressive airstream mechanism.
> Does anyone out there have a conlang that does that? Perfect
> opportunity for some anadew-violator, it sounds like.
Livagian has a velaric egressive bilabial trill (a kind of raspberry/
razzberry) as an optional realization of /p/ (canonically [p']) +
/kh/ (canonically [x] or voiceless [R]). It is relevant to note
that /b/ + /kh/ gives a voiceless pulmonic bilabial trill and
/b/ + /gh/ a voiced pulmonic bilabial trill. Since /p/ is the
nonpulmonic counterpart of /b/, it is natural that /pkh/ should
likewise be a nonpulmonic counterpart of /bkh/.
At one time, such a sound occurred also in Swaalhka, the liturgical
version of Bfowol Roser's Scungric.