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Re: Tonal inflection?

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Friday, August 29, 2008, 22:13
I tried constructing a "maximal" phoneme inventory a while ago, too. I had a
few thousand non-click consonants defined before abandoning the thought.

The 144 labial stops, for example, were constructed as
{bilabial stop, labiodental affricate} * {plain, prenasalized} * {plain,
palatalized} * {plain, labialized} * {voiced, prevoiced, unvoiced} * {plain,
aspirated, glottalized}. A maximally horrendous example phoneme might be

John Vertical