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Re: another (phonolgy) question

From:J. Barefoot <lesfraises@...>
Date:Thursday, April 1, 1999, 23:19
>From: dunn patrick w <tb0pwd1@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> >Subject: Re: another (phonolgy) question >Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 16:47:24 -0600 > >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
>> There are some natlangs that have that phonemically, altho I can't
>> of any examples right now. Japanese has it allophonically with /i/
>> /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 >Telu'at'a.
What does an unvoiced vowel sound like? And I actually meant breathy voiced. 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? Get Your Private, Free Email at