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

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Saturday, March 12, 2005, 9:48

On Thursday 10 March 2005 16:11 +0100, Rob Haden wrote:

> >Isn't /s/ becoming or has become /S/ in Portuguese? > > I believe so, at least when it precedes a stop. For > example, I've heard 'estou' "I am" pronounced [StoU].
From what I remember of a paper me and a friend had to do about Portugal in 6th grade, the numbers from 1 to 10 are similar to the following (Janko Gorenc: In *Portugese*, which is NOT a conlang): /um/, /dOI)S/, /t4ES/, ?, ?, /sEI)S/, ?, ?, ?, ? There seems to be a shift from /s/ to /S/ at least at the end of words. That'd explain why Portugese essentially sounds like Russian spoken by a Spanish. Carsten -- Edatamanon le matahanarà benenoea ena 15-A7-58-12-2-1-44 ena Curan Tertanyan. »