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Pascal A. Kramm wrote:

>On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 08:37:53 -0400, Yann Kiraly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>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:
>>,,schwa,a in saw and for the consonant j as in jump.
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>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.
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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.