Re: [tied] Re: Laryngeal values

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 48036
Date: 2007-03-21

On 2007-03-21 21:09, alexandru_mg3 wrote:

> Thanks for this observation. It was my misunderatnding due to the
> notation.
> 1. Do you know a real language where xH is present?
> 2. Could this presence go together with x and xW in the same
> language?

Aspirated fricatives are extremely rare. Burmese has a three-way
contrast of /s/ : /sH/ : /z/, and the non-tense sibilant in Korean (very
similar to Burmese /sH/) may also be described as aspirated, but in both
cases the sounds in question are aspirated coronal sibilants (s-like
fricatives). I don't know of any language with a contrastively aspirated
back fricative.