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At 14:08 13/01/00 +0100, you wrote:
>BTW, is anyone familiar with Lakhota? I have a book that states that
>Lakhota uses five (!) states of the glottis:
>plain, ejective, aspirated, voiced and unvoiced.
>Is that true? Are there more languages that have so many
>distinctions? Or more?
>
>

        I have in front of me a small book that says that Owerri (Nigeria) has 6
series: voiceless unaspirated, voiced unaspirated, voiceless aspirated,
voiced aspirated, voiceless glottalised (very rare!) and voiced
glottalised. It also says that Khung (South Africa) would have 20 series
when counting all the diversification of its clicks!

                                                        Christophe Grandsire
                                                |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G.

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