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My linguistics textbook mentions as the smallest known phonemic inventories
those of Rotokas and of Mura, both at eleven. Now, the former has been
mentioned on the list several times, but I've never heard anything of Mura
before. It's said in the book to be Amerindian. Anyone knows anything more of
it, for instance exactly what that undersized inventory contains?

                                                   Andreas

PS Would it be possible to exempt "OT:", "THEORY:", "USAGE:", and "CHAT:"
messages from the daily limit? Those having trouble with the list traffic
likely are not reading them anyway, and so shouldn't be troubled by a hike in
them, and we'd all see fewer instances of the list being held.

PPS _No_ reaction at all to my post re: ASCII-IPA? I'm disappointed in you
people! :) Well, I'll just assume it's perfect! :)

PPPS No, I'm not merely indulging in my usual passtime of ridiculous amounts
of postscripta. I'm also combining into one what would have been several
posts, thus not straining the daily limit quite as much. Speaking of which,
people are speaking of the limit as 100 msg/day, but the "List is held"
messages say the limit is 99. Are people simply mistaken, or does the server
number messages 0-99 rather than 1-100?