From: Marc Verhaegen
>>There was no *pw. There can't be any *pw sound. The sound *p isinheirantly
>>labial to begin with! How does one honestly distinguish *p and *pW? AnyWhat about French pois & pas?
>>examples of this in a HUMAN language?
>"Other languages, including certain Australian and Caucasian
>languages, permit labialization of a much wider rasnge of consonants,
>including those whose primary place of articulation is labial.
>Examples from Arrernte are given in table 10.10 [BILABIAL: pw, mw,
>pmw, mpw]", Ladefoged & Maddieson pp. 356-357. A labialized bilabial
>continuant [B] is a common variant of Dutch <w> (in Flemish).
>Labialized /pw/ is quite easy to make, in fact. Try it. Maybe you
>should first get your facts straight, and then accuse other people of
>Miguel Carrasquer Vidal