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[QUESTION] Initial Geminants

From:Y.Penzev <isaac@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 9:07
Shalom y'all!

I had an idea last night to include in one of my conlang projects geminants
(doubled consonants) like /pp/, /ss/ as separate fonemes, and to have them
both in intervocal position (like /tassa/:: /tasa/) and in initial position
(/paka/::/ppaka/). In all my rich collection of data about different
natlangs I can not find a natlang that permits initial geminants. Have any
of you ever heard about any natlang that has such feature?



Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>
And Rosta <a-rosta@...>