tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 23 20:11:46 2009
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Re: Klingon orthography
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.