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`Ayin as [N], was New to the List, too

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Friday, June 16, 2000, 12:28
On Thu, 15 Jun 2000 11:57:01 -0700, Vima Kadphises
<vima_kadphises@...> wrote:

> Allow myself to introduce ... myself to the list. >My name is Chollie Häberl <...>
Hello, Chollie, how do you do!
>it has some interesting features, such as >the use of "ng" for 'ayn. Apparently this is >characteristic of the pronunciation of Hebrew in vogue >among Dutch Jews even to this day). <...>
On Thu, 15 Jun 2000 22:36:44 -0400, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
>Wow, this is also cool! :-) >The pronunciation of `ayin as /N/ also survives in the vernacularized >Yiddish form of _Ya`aqov_, pronounced /'jaNk@v/.
Funny, I used this type of sound change, [`] > [N], in one of my (unpublished) conlangs descending from Arabic. Got this idea from simply experimenting with this sound, with additional inspiration from an Arabic grammar insisting that `ayn should *not* get nasalized... Does anybody know if any similar development is known from modern Arabic (Aramaic, Ethiosemitic) dialects? Basilius