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Query Subject:   Languages with fricative-initial onset clusters
Author:   Lisa Davidson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   HI ALL--

I'M TRYING TO COMPILE INFORMATION ON LANGUAGES THAT ALLOW TWO-MEMBER FRICATIVE-INITIAL CONSONANT CLUSTERS IN WORD-INITIAL POSITION. SPECIFICALLY, I'M INTERESTED IN CASES WHERE THE FRICATIVES ARE SOMETHING OTHER THAN /S/ THAT COMBINE WITH NASALS AND OBSTRUENTS.

ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL, EVEN IF IT'S JUST THE NAME OF A LANGUAGE, BUT I WOULD BE VERY APPRECIATIVE IF YOU HAVE INNFORMATION REGARDING WHICH PARTICULAR CLUSTERS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LANGUAGE.

THANKS,
LISA DAVIDSON

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LISA DAVIDSON
DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
3400 N. CHARLES ST.
BALTIMORE, MD 21218
HTTP://WWW.COG.JHU.EDU/GRAD-STUDENTS/DAVIDSON
LL Issue: 13.3161
Date posted: 03-Dec-2002