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Yes! My lang Omeina has just this system. It has what's called a skewed
phonology. The only labial consonants are m and b. Q occurs, but never
word-initially.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Jones" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: Language "laws"?


> Henrik Theiling hat geschrieben:
> > Hi!
> > Yann Kiraly <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > > Is it possible for a conlang to have k,t,d,g,b but no p?
> > > And can it lack s,z,f,v,w and have th?
> > It is all possible, because you invent it, anyway. :-) The
> > question is whether it is realistic, and I'd say strictly no
> > to the former and weakly no to the latter.But if you like
> > it, why not?
>
> Hey, wait a minute! 'Yemls has /g/, /k/, /d/, /t/, and /b/,
> but no /p/. It's realistic enough for me! I would also like to
> point out that ProtoCeltic must have lacked /p/, and the Irish
> branch continued to lack /p/ until the middle ages, when Latin
> words were borrowed.
>
> Jeff
>
> >
> > **Henrik
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