Talk:Pulmonic consonant

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How many languages are purely pulmonic?[edit]

I got bold and fixed the weasel words with what I hope is the best data available. It is actually the result of a computation: In chapter 7, Maddieson counted 154 languages with "glottalicized consonants", of which only 3 contained just glottalicized resonants without ejectives or implosives. In chapter 9, Maddieson counted 9 languages with clicks, of which only one (Khoekhoe) lacked ejectives and implosives. 154 - 3 + 1 = 152, out of 566 surveyed. 566 - 152 = 414. 414/566 = 0.731 = 73.1%, so nearly 3 out of 4 languages have only pulmonic consonants. Does this constitute original research? (I have a habit of crunching every number I see.)

I fear that the references and bibliography entry are not in the correct Wiki format. If someone will repair it, I promise to study the fix. Thanks.

I also provided cross-references to related articles. — Solo Owl (talk) 04:11, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Pulmonic consonants, Pulmonic sounds[edit]

There is also a stub called Pulmonic sounds. The definition given there is somewhat different. Are two articles really needed? They can easily be merged — Solo Owl (talk) 04:14, 19 January 2011 (UTC)