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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. --And.