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Re: Lake Phonology (or what I have so far of it anyway)

From:Paul Roser <pkroser@...>
Date:Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:39
Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:

>The phonetic theory of Lake sylllables (and this could apply to Tech --
>that the languages are NOT related) is based on a set of paradigms: > >This is the first part > >A-D: Consonants (initials) >Paradigm A: voiceless-voiceless aspirate-voiced. >Paradigm B: oral stop-nasal-fricative/continuant. >Paradigm C: non sibilant-sibilant >Paradigm D: >if C = 0 then labial-dental-velar-uvular >if C = 1 then alveolar-palatal-retroflex-lateral (order may be changed)
Do you mean by paradigm D that 'if Paradigm C is non sibilant, then labial, etc, and if C is sibilant then alveolar, etc'? Wouldn't you need another parameter to determine which of the (four) possibilities of C is meant? Bfowol