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.
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was hanged." - Irish proverb
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