The phonetics and phonology of Semitic pharyngeals

@inproceedings{McCarthy1994ThePA,
  title={The phonetics and phonology of Semitic pharyngeals},
  author={John J. McCarthy},
  year={1994}
}
An adequate theory of phonological distinctive features must meet four criteria: (i) it must have a relatively consistent and direct relation to the phonetic properties of speech sounds; (ii) it must be able to describe all and only the distinctions made by the sound systems of any of the world's languages; (iii) it must be able to characterize all and only the natural classes of sounds that recur in the phonological phenomena of different languages; and (iv) it must correctly characterize the… 
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