147724Re: Brr (was: Re: A few questions about linguistics concerning my new project)
- Aug 2, 2007T. A. McLeay wrote:
> Caucasian languages (which is, I think, a geographical and not geneticA conlang I've been working on recently doesn't have _any_ phonemic
> classification). Ubykh is the standard example: the WP article on the
> topic at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubykh_phonology observes that it
> has the largest consonant inventory of any language that doesn't use
> clicks, but has only two contrastive vowels: /�?/ and /a/ (and possibly
> also /a:/, tho it is also analysable as /aa/). In practice, however, the
> vowels [e i o u a: e: i: o: u:] also occur as allophones conditioned by
> palatalised and labialised coarticulations in consonants or the platal
> and labio-velar glides themselves.
> Scary, huh?
vowels, as far as I can tell, yet it has three phonetic vowel realizations.
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