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While I'm thinking about it, the Hupa language
phonemicaly contrasts preglottalized stops with
post-glottalized stops. It's the only language I know
of to make use of this, but it seems to me the
preglottalized stops would be a bit like the Korean
emphatics minus gemination.

--- william drewery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> --- Danny Wier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > From: "Garth Wallace" <gwalla@...>
> >
> > > Danny Wier wrote:
> >
> > > > Considering Korean is spoken by so many
> > millions, and it's the language
> > of
> > > > two republics and one of the world's largest
> > cities, I can't believe
> > they
> > > > can't decide on how 'tense' consonants are
> > pronounced. We had a native
> > > > Korean speaker on the list years ago, and I
> > can't remember her name, but
> > she
> > > > said something about these being pronounced
> with
> > glottal tension but not
> > > > ejectivity, and that these consonants may also
> > be voiced. These
> > consonants
> > > > do correspond to Middle Chinese voiced
> > aspirates, by the way.
>
> Wouldn't that be more or less like creaky-voice?
> Perhaps somewhere between creaky and modal.
>
>
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