THEORY: Feature geometry for uvulars/pharyngeals
|From:||JS Bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 27, 2003, 6:18|
Hey, linguists and well-read amateurs:
I've been poking around for a while, and I'm really stymied trying to find
out how to fit uvulars and pharyngeals into a feature geometric system.
I've gotten a couple of fragmentary descriptions from here and there, but
nothing very conclusive or helpful. The best I can get is that there's two
A privative feature [pharyngeal] under the Place node (but what about
distinguishing uvulars from pharyngeals?).
A Guttural node that dominates Larynx (specifying voice,
spread/constricted glottis, etc) and Tongue Root, which somehow works to
specify ATR and pharyngeality.
I'm pretty frustrated here. Answers or links to web resources are greatly
Jesse S. Bangs email@example.com
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