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From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, August 19, 1999, 20:46
> >(BTW, I like it too, which is why, just for fun, I have almost fully >integrated it into my phoneme inventory :) )
Meaning "you use it when speaking English" or "you use it in your conlang"? I use it too (in English) altho hardly one of my teachers would have known about it being still living. My grandmother's Swedish dialect had a distinction between /v/ < *w and /w/ from *hw. Since /w/ occurred in other initial clusters /h/ must have protected it from fricativizing, but then disappeared. I've not heard absolute initial /w/ from any of my dad's or my own generation, but in clusters it lives on in those parts. /BP ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)