Two retroflex series?
|From:||Pablo David Flores <pablo-flores@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 23, 2002, 16:55|
I just received a question from a website reader and would
like to know if any of you know the answer. It goes like this:
> I would like to add a series of retroflexes to the language. I was
> wondering if there are any natural languages that distinguish points of
> articulation between different sets of retroflexes, such as a series of
> retroflex stops with tounge reaching for top of hard-palate versus a series
> with toung reaching for soft-palate?
My idea is that the latter are fairly uncomfortable and probably
not contrastive enough, but am I right? I remember having read
somewhere that some natlang distinguishes two degrees of retroflexion
for *vowels*, do any of you know of that?
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