Citerar Trebor Jung <[log in to unmask]>: > Do any natlangs (or conlangs, for that matter) have voiceless nasals or > liquids? > Trebor > "Ithkuil is notable in being the only life-threatening conlang." > --Vlad, Zompist BBoard > Icelandic does: _hné_ [n_0jE:] "knee" _hlaeja_ ['Kaija] "laugh" _hringur_ [r_0iNgYr] "ring" Then there is the famous Welsh _ll_ which is the voiceless lateral fricative. Tibetan also has the voiceless lateral fricative, e.g. in the word _Hlasa_ "place of the gods", but what is transliterated _hr_ unfortunately is a simple voiceless retroflex sibilant [s`]! I've read that some Tibetan dialects have voiceless nasals as well. IIRC voiceless nasals are quite widespread in SE Asia.