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Re: Comparison of philosophical languages

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 19:56
James Landau wrote:
> You remind me of my little brother! Except he always did it at the > beginning of words. When Alex was three or four, he used to say > "psot" instead of "spot" or "psace" for "space".
Well, stop-fricative sequences are more natural at the beginning of a syllable than fricative-stop sequences. PIE just happened to be an oddball that allowed s+stop sequences in initial positions (and a number of IE langs have lost those /sk/ /sp/ /st/ clusters, often thru epenthesis) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42