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Re: Kejeb root structure

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 6:31
Larry Sulky skrev:
> On 3/20/06, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote: > >>I have written a description of Kejeb root structure at' >><>. >> >>Does it make sense to you or is it outright arcane, >>or something inbetween? >> >>TIA > > > Not arcane at all; quite straightforward, actually. One odd note: the > name "Kejeb" contains a phoneme that doesn't exist in it. Yes? > ---larry
Yes, actually *two* phonemes that don't exist in Kejeb _e_ /i\/ and _j_ /dz\/. The reason is that _Kejeb_ is a *Sohlob* word meaning "ancient language". The form in Kejeb itself would have been _Kikyapa_. Apply palatalization, intervocalic voicing, umlaut i > e, loss of final vowel and vowel harmony to that and you arrive at _Kejeb_! :-) -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)