Re: another (phonolgy) question
|From:||dunn patrick w <tb0pwd1@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 1, 1999, 22:47|
On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:
> "J. Barefoot" wrote:
> > Got another question.
> > Are there any natural languages that make a distinction in
> > aspirated/non-aspirated vowels?
> What do you mean by "aspirated vowels"? Do you mean voiceless vowels?
> There are some natlangs that have that phonemically, altho I can't think
> of any examples right now. Japanese has it allophonically with /i/ and
> /u/. I don't know the rules exactly, but it only occurs between
> voiceless consonants.
I think cherokee (or is it Cheyanne?) has voiceless vowels. So does my