Re: another (phonolgy) question
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 1, 1999, 21:55|
"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
"It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father
was hanged." - Irish proverb
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