Re: Bilabial click
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 15, 2002, 8:14|
En réponse à Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>:
> I'd be interested too. Not because I haven't heard clicks before, but
> because I have a thing for them. I've heard and spoken names/phrases
> Zulu, Xhosa and Nama that include clicks. It's quite do-able and LOADS
I agree for the fun :) . But as for the doable (I have already enough
difficulties with many pulmonic consonnants, so non-pulmonic ones are still far
from my reach :) ).
. . . I just had an idea. a very wicked idea. And idea that
> czHANgie would appreciate. (now that you're all terrified) What if
> mutated so that ALL the consonants became clicks??
Isn't it already that way? :))))
> Well, maybe we'd have to except the nasals, semivowels and liquids. . .
Well, make nasalised, palatalised, labiovelar, lateral and retroflex
I've just discovered that in one dialect of Itakian (particularly in Southern
Africa - but not specifically in South Africa :)) -), all stops were realised
as clicks (well, except for the glottal stop :) ), and fricatives can be
realised as stops or fricatives depending on their environment... Itakian gets
weirder and weirder... :)) At least, at the phonemic level things don't
change :)) .
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