Linguolabial Consonants

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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Talib » Tue 25 May 2010 4:42 am

You mean interdentals? They exist in Mapudungun, a language in South America, but I'm assuming the reason they're so rare is because they're scarcely distinguishable from dentals.
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Huixuan » Sat 29 May 2010 2:44 am

No, I mean bidentals. Clasp your teeth and aspirate.
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Gesithan » Wed 02 Jun 2010 4:27 pm

You know, bidentals are kind of easy and the sound like sfh.
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Huixuan » Thu 03 Jun 2010 9:38 pm

Yeah. That's what I mean. Why are they not used in natural languages?
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Talib » Fri 04 Jun 2010 5:46 am

Because they sound stupid.
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Huixuan » Fri 04 Jun 2010 6:03 am

Lol. That sounds really linguistical (hint of sarcasm).
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Talib » Fri 04 Jun 2010 8:22 pm

Alright, the real reason is probably because they don't contrast well with other sounds. But I'm not a phonologist so this is just an informed guess.
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Kloiten » Wed 09 Jun 2010 10:24 pm

Huixuan wrote:Yeah. That's what I mean. Why are they not used in natural languages?


Do find bidentals easy to say right before a vowel? I can't do it at will without keeping my teeth clasped. I find it quite a bit of work, as opposed to a more simple sound, like [t].
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Huixuan » Thu 10 Jun 2010 3:19 pm

Hmm, I never found them that hard, only a little awkward. I put them in my auxlang thinking they were fine, but…
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Re: Linguolabial Consonants

Postby Abugida » Thu 11 Nov 2010 7:55 am

I heard somewhere that there was some sort of bidental in a NW Caucasian language...

Can anybody clarify?
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