Thomas R. Wier sikyal:
> Quoting JS Bangs <[log in to unmask]>:
> > There's no reason that [ks] couldn't be monophonemic in some other
> > language, but it certainly isn't in English. Monophonemic clusters at
> > different places of articulation are rare, but not unheard-of, and my
> > conlang Hiksilipsi uses /ks/ and /ps/ as single phonemes. In English [nd],
> > [mb], [Ng] are clusters, but many African languages treat them as units.
> > In general, deciding which clusters are single phonemes and which are
> > units is a language-specific process.
> I think we may have discussed this before, but such "harmonic
> clusters" typically have to agree in some laryngeal feature, like
> voicing, aspiration, glottalization, etc. This is certainly the
> case in Georgian, where harmonic clusters must agree in voicing
> and glottalization and can occur where nonharmonic clusters may
> not, just like the case you discuss with [tS].
Hmmmm. Hiksilipsi has no constrastive glottalic features--no voice,
aspiration, or glottalization contrasts. What does *that* mean?
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