Re: another (phonolgy) question
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 1, 1999, 22:01|
>Got another question.
>Are there any natural languages that make a distinction in
>aspirated/non-aspirated vowels? Any that make that distinction in the
>vowels but not the consonants?
Cheyenne has plain vowels and "whispered" vowels, that is, voiceless
and, by necessity, aspirated. "Breathy-voiced" vowels also exist in
Khoisan (formerly Bushman-Hottentot) languages -- I *think*.
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