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From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, January 8, 1999, 11:59
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As this was a point of recent discussion on the list, I thought it
appropriate to forward it here.

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From: "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
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Subject: Re: Philip Lieberman/Neanderthal Speech
Date: 26 Dec 1998 03:04:26 GMT
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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 --------------C76C896DECCE1BAD08150629--