Some unusual sounds in Changana  

Tore Janson^ & Olle Engstrand

^Department of Oriental and African Languages, Göteborg University

Proceedings of Fonetik 2001, the XIVth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Örenäs, May 30 - June 1, 2001. Working Papers, Department of Linguistics, Lund University 49: 74-77.


A selection of typologically unusual or possibly unique sounds in Changana are briefly described, including the unaspirated and aspirated versions of /tl/ and /p§/ as well as voiced and aspirated prenasalised affricates such as /ndZH/. It is also shown that prenasalisation occurs with implosives as well as with voiced, voiceless unaspirated, and voiceless aspirated stops.

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