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Re: Klingon orthography

ghunchu'wI' (qunchuy@alcaco.net)



On Jun 23, 2009, at 6:07 PM, Michael Everson wrote:

> Hm. I would say that Standard Klingon has a phoneme /b/ which is
> realized as [b] or [mb], but that in some dialects the phoneme /b/ has
> fallen together with /m/.

TKD says the speakers of the variant dialect need to remember how to  
spell the different words that sound the same.  I consider that to be  
evidence that the phonemes remain distinct even in those dialects  
where they are voiced alike.

-- ghunchu'wI'






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