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 voicelessvowels?
>> There are some natlangs that have that phonemically, altho I can'tthink
>> 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
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?
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