A bunch of phonological questions
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 18, 2005, 13:28|
Hi all, here're some unrelated phonological & phonetical questions I've
thought up lately. I'll be thankful for any answers...
1. Low vowels
Do any natlangs contrast the three of /& a A/? Yes, a couple of conlangs do
that, but I've never heard of any natlang examples?
2. Affricate implosives
I know a few languages have affricate ejectives, but are affricate
implosives found anywhere? And might they end up "reversed"? At least I find
[zd)_<] easier to pronounce than [dz)_<]...
a) What's the difference between lateral release and a lateral affricate?
b) Are /K K\/ considered sibilants or spirants?