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Re: Betreft: Re: Initial clusters, was: Re: Russian orthography

From:Brad Coon <bcoon@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 22, 2000, 0:27
Rob Nierse wrote:

> > Is it the received opinion that Bella Coola has no phonological vowels? >
I'm not John and my Salishan collection was sold when I turned away from Northwest Coast lgs but my recollection is that BC has at least phonemic schwa and a lot of phonetic epenthetic vowels. Similarly, there is evidence, mostly unpublished, that Wakashan (at the proto-level) had no more /a/ with, if memory serves, 12 phonetic vowels determined by a complex set of insertion rules. -- Brad Coon PLEASE NOTE,NEW EMAIL ADDRESS If its tourist season, why can't we shoot them?