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Re: another (phonolgy) question

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, April 1, 1999, 23:50
"J. Barefoot" wrote:
> On a broader level, are there any langugaes that make > distinctions in the vowels that aren't made in the consonants, like > breathy-aspirated/plain or voiced/voiceless?
Sure, lots of languages distinguish between short and long vowels, with no such distinction in consonants. Stress and tone are distinctions are only made in vowels. -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor