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Betreft: Re: Lip-plates

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 13, 2000, 11:03
On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Kristian Jensen wrote:
There are
> also cultures where only about half of the community > wear lip-plates (e.g. only men). Would that create a > situation where there are two different phonologies for > the same language (e.g. men don't have rounded > vowels, while women and children do)?
Once I saw an example of a natlang (forgot the name) that has two phonologies: women say [r@k@rk@n] where men say [c@k@cc@n] or the other way round. That inspired me for a conlang where men pronounce the /s/ as [r]. Also, /pp/ is pronounced by men as [p'] and by women as [ph]. Rob (de-lurking for a little while)