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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)_<]...

3. Laterals
a) What's the difference between lateral release and a lateral affricate?
b) Are /K K\/ considered sibilants or spirants?

John Vertical


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>