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,
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