From: "Paul Roser" <[log in to unmask]> > In addition to Yupik, Inupiaq, Nivkh, and Kabyle (Berber) that Danny > mentioned, the Siberian language Itelmen and many, if not all, of the > Caucasian languages make a distinction between velar and uvular > fricatives, and a few also have pharyngeals as well. Burkiqan Agul (sp?) > has, if I recall correctly, velar, uvular, epiglottal, and pharyngeal > fricatives, which is probably the most distinguished by any one language. I checked the data I have (mostly found online) on North Caucasian - Ubykh did have velar and uvular fricatives, but the eleven other languages I know of (Abkhaz, Abaza, Adyghe, Kabardian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Lak, Dargwa, Lezgian, Tabasaran) don't make the distinction; the fricatives are all uvular. I did see something on Agul somewhere having all those guttural fricatives; wasn't it the UPSID survey? Squamish, a Salishan language, has /x_w/, /X/ and /X_w/, but not /x/. I think this is the case for most languages in that family.