Can a language not have a glottal fricative?

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Re: Can a language not have a glottal fricative?

Post by Isfendil » 25 Jul 2016 06:36

Goodness this is so helpful. May I extend the question once more?

Can a language simply have one consonant cluster in word initial? For instance, I want the only possible consonant cluster in language "A" to be [dɾ], what exactly does that entail even if it is possible?

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Re: Can a language not have a glottal fricative?

Post by Frislander » 25 Jul 2016 10:17

Isfendil wrote:Goodness this is so helpful. May I extend the question once more?

Can a language simply have one consonant cluster in word initial? For instance, I want the only possible consonant cluster in language "A" to be [dɾ], what exactly does that entail even if it is possible?
Well if it's the only cluster it might be better to analyse it as part of the consonant inventory (see Fijian).

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Re: Can a language not have a glottal fricative?

Post by Creyeditor » 25 Jul 2016 10:59

Frislander wrote:
Isfendil wrote:Goodness this is so helpful. May I extend the question once more?

Can a language simply have one consonant cluster in word initial? For instance, I want the only possible consonant cluster in language "A" to be [dɾ], what exactly does that entail even if it is possible?
Well if it's the only cluster it might be better to analyse it as part of the consonant inventory (see Fijian).
If there is a single phonetic consonant cluster it is usually analyzed as being a phonemically complex segment. See also Ekaris velar lateral stop.
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Re: Can a language not have a glottal fricative?

Post by Isfendil » 25 Jul 2016 17:46

Creyeditor wrote:
Frislander wrote:
Isfendil wrote:Goodness this is so helpful. May I extend the question once more?

Can a language simply have one consonant cluster in word initial? For instance, I want the only possible consonant cluster in language "A" to be [dɾ], what exactly does that entail even if it is possible?
Well if it's the only cluster it might be better to analyse it as part of the consonant inventory (see Fijian).
If there is a single phonetic consonant cluster it is usually analyzed as being a phonemically complex segment. See also Ekaris velar lateral stop.
So that's what labiovelars are?

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Re: Can a language not have a glottal fricative?

Post by Frislander » 25 Jul 2016 18:46

Isfendil wrote:
Creyeditor wrote:
Frislander wrote:
Isfendil wrote:Goodness this is so helpful. May I extend the question once more?

Can a language simply have one consonant cluster in word initial? For instance, I want the only possible consonant cluster in language "A" to be [dɾ], what exactly does that entail even if it is possible?
Well if it's the only cluster it might be better to analyse it as part of the consonant inventory (see Fijian).
If there is a single phonetic consonant cluster it is usually analyzed as being a phonemically complex segment. See also Ekaris velar lateral stop.
So that's what labiovelars are?
Kind of yes, and also labial-velar co-articulations as well.

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