Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> > A language with five points of articulation but no fricatives? Mark,
> > Mark.
> It does have fricatives: "The type of stop is expressed using diacritic
> elements [...] Fricatives are indicated by drawing hair on the top or bottom
> of the head" ( Funny writing system!
> BTW, is it OK to call "stop" a fricative?

No, it isn't!

But some versions of contemporary "phonological theory" insist that the
nasals are "stops" because of the oral closure.
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