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My Apologies about Mysterious sounds

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 8:04
Ben Poplawski wrote:
> For example, [T] is a rare sound but Greek has it.
People say this, and it's true that it's not just everywhere. But I can think of half a dozen or more languages off the top of my head that have it. We should probably reserve the term "rare" to sounds like glottalized interdental affricates, or some such. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>