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Re: Proto-Semitic (was Re: markjjones@HOTMAIL.COM)

From:Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 17:33
--- Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
> >
I found a VERY exhaustive treatment of the Semitic languages' phonology here at <<>>. Gave me a world of inspiration for my new conlang.
> > Did Proto-Semitic presumably have /ts)/ as well? > > Yup. > 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? ___________________________________________________________ Gesendet von Yahoo! Mail - Jetzt mit 250MB Speicher kostenlos - Hier anmelden:


Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>