Re: Proto-Semitic (was Re: markjjones@HOTMAIL.COM)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 17:48|
On Mar 8, 2005, at 7:33 PM, Steven Williams wrote:
>>> Did Proto-Semitic presumably have /ts)/ as well?
>> What's listed on the chart as _Alveolar Affricates_,
>> even though they're written with just "s" and "z",
>> seem to have been affricates originally.
> Waa-ait... PS had [ts] and [dz], but not [s] and [z]?
> Doesn't that violate some universal somewhere? Or does
> [S] suffice as a silibant, in opposition to the affricates?
I guess so. Some people theorize that */S/ was originally */s/, though.
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