Betreft: Re: Initial clusters, was: Re: Russian orthography
|From:||Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 2, 2000, 8:38|
>>> Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...> 02/01 7:42 >>>On Tue, 1 Feb 2000 10:24:13 -0500, John Cowan
> Or, of course, Georgian: my favorite Georgian name is
>In the neighboring Armenian names like Mkrtchyan are by no means
May I join in?
For some time I have been obsessed by words with geat consonant-
clusters. I have collected some that I 'll share with you.
Sometimes I give lectures on Amerindian languages to Dutch and
Spanish people and start with making them pronounce these
words, thus indicating how different these languages are.
Here they are:
q_0ls-stx_0_c^x_0 'you make him cook diner' (-stx_0 =causative)
c'lp'-stx_0-c^x_0 'you make him pinch'
sl-q' 'kind of fish' ('stokvis' in Dutch, I don't know the Engilsh equivalent)
l- = barred l
l-q'c^s^l-nát 'friday' ('fifth day')
Also a nice sentence to pronounce:
?u? ?@y' ?u? cx_0
I don't know how the syllables are. In Sechelt I hear a schwa before the [l]
Also nice because of the tones:
?m:3m?4 'you (pl) pinch'
m:42m?m24 'we (excl) pinch'
I know that Serbokroat have syllabic /r/ too:
Has anyone more examples of spectacular Zungenbrecher?