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Re: The two types of "palatal" consonants in our conlangs

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 18:16
Danny Wier sikyal:

> There are four classes of "sibilant-range" affricates and fricatives, given > below: > > Alveolar: dz ts ts_> s z (n r l) > Postalveolar (retroflex): dZ tS tS_> S Z > Palatal: dz' ts' ts'_> s' z' (n' r' l') > Lateral: dl tK tK_> K l > > What other natlangs and conlangs have at least the distinction of the > postalveolar and palatized sibilants (or the palatoalveolar and > alveolopalatal)?
Tzingrizil does, though rather oddly. The dental series, when "palatalized", results in affricates or post-alveolars/retroflexes, while the velar series results in palatals. Eg: t d s z l r ts | | | | | | | ts dz S Z L z` tS k g h | | | tC dj\ C This is an a priori conlang, but it was designed to look and feel like Slavic. Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton