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Re: Affricatives

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 16:29
Staving Jan van Steenbergen:
> --- Piotr Blikli skrzypszy: > > > One of my conlangs, currently called "Montanic", has a sound change where > > each of the fricatives from its parent language, Khangathyagon, has become > > the corresponding affricate. This includes a glottal affricate, which > > sounds a bit like coughing when I try to pronounce it. > > [...] > > pf tth ts ch kkh 'h > > [pf] [tT] [ts] [tS] [kx] ['h] > > bv ddh dz j > > [bv] [dD] [dz] [dZ] > >Does this mean that Montanic also has dental /t/ and /d/ (X-SAMPA: [t_d] and >[d_d]? >
They don't exist as independent phonemes. Possibly they're allophones in the context of forming affricates. Pete Bleackley