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?
> 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?
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