USAGE: (was Re: Evidence for Nostratic? (was Re: Proto-Uralic?))
|From:||Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 8, 2003, 23:11|
> > Somewhat like _e_ [@] in the reconstructon of ancient Egyptian? "Gee, we
> > can't find one, but there must have been a vowel here somewhere."
>Well, that's just so it's pronouncable, AFAIK. So people can actually talk
>about the language. Although I wonder why they don't use Coptic vowels.
>Would make much more sense, IMNSHO.
True - hard to say "ntru" so try "netru", "neteru".
It is my understanding that they did indeed take some vowels from Coptic
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