LINGUIST List 5.186

Sat 19 Feb 1994

Disc: Labiodental Nasals

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Message 1: Re: 5.175 Sum-Nasals

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 1994 09:38:37 Re: 5.175 Sum-Nasals
From: John E. Koontz <koontzalpha.bldr.nist.gov>
Subject: Re: 5.175 Sum-Nasals

> From: nreidmetz.une.edu.au(Nick Reid)
> Geoff Pullum informed me that "Althought the IPA created a special symbol
> just in case, it is common knowledge among phoneticians that this was a
> policy mistake. No language has ever been found that has a phonemic
> labiodental nasal."

Why would it be a policy mistake to include in a
phon<emphasis on>etic<empahsis off> transcription system a symbol for
transcribing a phone that is never a phon<emphasis on>eme<emphasis off>?
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Message 2: RE: 5.175 Sum-Nasals

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 1994 16:54:36 RE: 5.175 Sum-Nasals
From: <jcolemanvax.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: 5.175 Sum-Nasals

According to Maddieson's book "Patterns of Sounds",
the language Teke has labiodental nasals, distinctively
from bilabial, alveolar, palatal and velar.

--- John Coleman
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