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Re: Announcing the open beta of CALS

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Monday, June 9, 2008, 1:20
On Jun 8, 2008, at 7:59 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:

> Hm. My normal pronunciation of [K] already feels retroflex...
I tend to pronounce it pretty far back too, but not curled upwards. I'm not sure why I do that. (FWIW I haven't actually heard it pronounced, except perhaps in places like English <please> [p_hKi:z]; strangely, when I pronounce <please> like that, it does have the same point of articulation as a regular /l/.)
> > > > On 6/8/08, Herman Miller <hmiller@...> wrote: >> John Vertical wrote: >>>> Not sure if this counts as a bug: >>>> >>>> In WALS the "presence of uncommon consonants" option doesn't >>>> include an >>> option for "clicks and 'th'", because no language in the database >>> has >>> this. >>> But some conlangs do. So may CALS deviate from WALS in having >>> options >>> absent >>> from WALS? >>>> --And. >>> >>> I would argue interdentals do not count as uncommon consonants in >>> conlangs >>> anyway… >>> >>> >>> John Vertical >> >> How about an "other" option? Lindiga has a retroflex lateral >> fricative, >> which doesn't even have an IPA symbol. >> > > -- > Sent from Gmail for mobile | > > Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>