However, if dolphins do have languages, the phonologies of these languages will likely be very different from those of human languages.
It would not be contradictory to imagine languages with phonologies based in articulatory and perceptual systems that do not actually exist.
Rose's system of transcription is not at all the same as the one used by Leslau in the corresponding Phonologies chapter.
Neither dialect is mentioned in the discussion of Berber classification in the corresponding Phonologies chapter.
(3) Furthermore, recent work in the history of traditional Chinese koines points to a principle that can be provisionally called the "non-linearity of koine phonologies
." To wit, successive koine phonologies
in many cases did not even evolve from each other.
With his methodological framework thus established, Simmons proceeds in chapters 4 and 5 to the heart of the book, an analysis of the phonologies
of two dialects whose affiliation has been uncertain, those of Old Jintan and [CHINESE CHARACTER NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Danyang [CHINESE CHARACTER NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
of Asia and Africa is a compilation of studies of languages chosen from a region extending from central Africa to the Caucasus.