Re: Anomaly of the (apparent) Cebuano uvulars and Guarani info request
|From:||B. Garcia <madyaas@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 18, 2004, 0:05|
No, Cebuano does not have uvulars. A q does not an uvular make (or
signify). Neither do Ilonggo nor Akeanon (related languages in the
Bisayan sub group of the Philippine languages) have uvulars. It does
have a glottal stop.
Akeanon /ak'Ganon/ is interesting however because there exists a
voiced velar fricative /G/ where cognates have /l/. Akeanon also has
/dl/ where Tagalog for instance has /r/ (/r/ split to /dl/):
Tagalog: Araw - sun/day
Aklanon: Adlaw - sun/day
The way Akeanon represents this voiced velar fricative is with e.
Which I find interesting/col as there *is* /e/ in Aklanon.
You're like a mother to the girl you've fallen for,
And you're still falling,
And if they come tonight
You'll roll up tight and take whatever's coming to you next.
Slow Graffitti - Belle and Sebastian