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Re: another (phonolgy) question

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Thursday, April 1, 1999, 22:01
khaTv@ Jennifer:

>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*. Danny Get Your Private, Free Email at