Re: Phoneme winnowing continues
|From:||Elyse Grasso <emgrasso@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 12, 2003, 18:50|
On Thursday 05 June 2003 10:18 am, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 10:00:56PM -0400, Matt Trinsic wrote:
> > Mark,
> > Okaikiar sounds interesting. Is there anywhere online to see a
> > description or more information on it? I have always been fascinatedby
> > syllabaries, how does yours work? Coincidentally.
> I'm working on an online description of Okaikiar. The actual language
> stuff is still incomplete, but you can see and play with the writingsystem
> > from a weekend trip during which I decided to add a voiced TH/
> > non-voiced Th distinction to slaalehg ihkreen, as most of the other
> > phonemes did make that distinction.
> As Christophe pointed out when I was going through this, that's no
> Languages are notoriously inconsistent in their phoneme inventory;
> in the case of [T]/[D], English doesn't distinguish them phonetically
> even though it makes that distinction elsewhere. :)
> (English has both sounds but they're not phonemically distinct;initial
> and medial "th" is always [D] while final "th" is always [T]).
I think you are over-simplifying
'thin' versus 'then' gives an initial unvoiced and voiced, and my
dialect has 'within' mostly unvoiced.
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