Pascal A. Kramm wrote: >On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 08:37:53 -0400, Yann Kiraly <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > >>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? Because, so far mine has these features. Also, I >>wanted to ask about the IPA signs for the following vowels: >>ö,ü,schwa,a in saw and for the consonant j as in jump. >> >> > >It's highly unlikely for a language to have a voiced consonant (like b) but >not its unvoiced equivalent (p). So you'd better off with a lacking b. > > I can think of a counterexample to that immediately. Old Irish. Admittedly, there were a small number of <p>s, but they were all borrowed.