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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 when applicable. _________________________________________________________________ Add photos to your messages with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*.