Re: phonaesthetics & JRRT (was: Fave Conlangs + The beautifulest phonology)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 27, 2002, 14:54|
Raymond Brown wrote:
> I understand retroflex do occur in the Scandinavian
>langs, but they not exactly well known outside that area.
They do occur phonetically, but are usually phonemically interpreted as
/r/+dental. Execpt, of course, /r/ itself, which in many (most, I think)
'lects realized as a retroflex trill, fricative, or approximant (uvular
variants are common in southern Scandinavia).
>And where, pray,
>do clicks and voiceless nasals figure in these languages?
Icelandic has voiceless nasals, IIRC.
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