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Re: [Fwd: Philip Lieberman/Neanderthal Speech]

From:Hawksinger <hawksinger@...>
Date:Friday, January 8, 1999, 22:56
Tom Wier wrote:
> > As this was a point of recent discussion on the list, I thought it > appropriate to forward it here. > > --------------------------------------------------------------- > > Subject: Re: Philip Lieberman/Neanderthal Speech > Date: 26 Dec 1998 03:04:26 GMT > From: "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...> > Organization: AT&T WorldNet Services > Newsgroups: sci.lang > References: <71Qc2.29$d4.39@...> <3683F60D.98991D94@...> > > H.M.Hubey wrote: > > > Kabardian is reputed to have only one (or two) vocalic phonemes. The > > book > > Grammar of the Kabardian Language (paperback) by Colarusso is available > > from > > Despite having been corrected on this point more than a year ago, Mr. > Hubey continues to perpetuate misinformation. Aert Kuipers withdrew his > "one-vowel" analysis of Kabardian less than a decade after he published > it, acknowledging the validity of the numerous objections raised to it. > > Colarusso in the very volume cited gives the details *and the > refutation*, and the vocalic system he presents (carefully omitted by > Mr. Hubey) includes neither one nor two vowels, but, IIRC, three. > -- > Peter T. Daniels
Very interesting. One would anyone know the reference for Kuiper's second statement. I have his Morphemen and Phoneme in Kabardian where he made the original statement. -- Brad Coon My Conlang and Conculture pages Most of my pages including my home page My Outdoor and Primitive Skills Pages My wine pages. "Life without adventure is merely existance."--Hawksinger