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"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:
> . . . [English] also has a phonology vastly
> different from most creoles and pidgins.  Almost no creole or pidigin,
> e.g., allows a complex onset with three consonants, and most creoles or
> pidgins do not have typologically marked phones like [T] or [D].

And (afaik) they have fewer vowels than English; though later changes in
English (comparable to the GVS, but more conditional) could have added
to the inventory.


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