According to my preliminary analysis, the Kulisusu language contrasted three voiced stops in the dento-alveolar region—what could be described in layman’s terms as three ‘d’ sounds. Against this analysis, however, some Kulisusu speakers insisted that their language had only two ‘d’ sounds. In order to test these competing hypotheses, as well as look for possible variation between speakers in this regard, I developed a simple exercise using flash cards. This test, described herein, proved easy to administer and yielded insightful results.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Phonology and Orthography Descriptions
Sulawesi Language Alliance
Table of Contents:
Introduction; A test conceived and executed; Results; How the test could have been improved; References; Appendix 1: Kulisusu phoneme inventory; Appendix 2: Summary of responses;
Version 1 [10 January 2014] Paper drafted December 2001, revised through March 2002. Reformatted for publication January 2014.
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