LINGUIST List 12.145

Mon Jan 22 2001

Qs: Labiodental Fricatives, Bilabials/Labiodentals

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  1. Carol L. Tenny, Labiodental fricatives
  2. MarioThree, bilabials and labiodentals

Message 1: Labiodental fricatives

Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 06:34:17 -0500 (EST)
From: Carol L. Tenny <tennylinguist.org>
Subject: Labiodental fricatives


A student of mine asked during a phonetics lecture, whether there were
any languages with labiodental fricatives where the speaker used the
bottom teeth on the top lips. Does anyone know of such a thing?

Carol Tenny
Pittsburgh PA
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Message 2: bilabials and labiodentals

Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 19:02:46 EST
From: MarioThree <MarioThreeaol.com>
Subject: bilabials and labiodentals




Does anyone know of a language that contrasts bilabial and labiodental
fricatives?

Also, is there any language that can have entire words with no true
vowels in them?
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