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Re: Revising my consonant inventory

From:Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>
Date:Thursday, August 16, 2007, 15:21
--- John Vertical <johnvertical@...> schrieb:

> AFMCL, I've started to dout if I need to attest > separate aspirate stops for proto-uwjge at all; they > might be explainable as the development of stop + w, > with /pw/ going > /pP/ > /P/ > /f/ without needing > the aspirated intermediate at all.
I think this happened in the time between Early and Late Middle Chinese, at least according to Pulleyblank. EMC /puaN/ --> LMC /faN, fHaN/ --> Man. /faN/ 'square; direction' EMC /p_huaN/ --> LMC /faN, fHaN/ --> Man. /faN/ 'harm, injure (high level tone), hinder (rising tone)' EMC /buaN/ --> LMC /f_taN, f_tHaN/ --> Man. /faN/ 'room' (/_t/ indicates breathy voice) It could have happened something like this: [puaN] --> [pPaN] --> [PaN] --> [faN] [p_huaN] --> [pPaN] --> [PaN] --> [faN] [buaN] --> [p_tuaN] --> [pP_taN] --> [P_taN] --> [f_taN] --> [faN] Jetzt Mails schnell in einem Vorschaufenster überfliegen. Dies und viel mehr bietet das neue Yahoo! Mail -