Re: personal enclitics
|Date:||Tuesday, July 25, 2000, 17:16|
> Then Fabian wrote:
> > Perhaps you
> > reinvenrted the semitic family?
> Yuk! Not a chance under the sun! I can't stand their consonants! I tried
> teaching myself Arabic once but didn't get past the pronunciation guide. I
> saw the "voiced pharyngeal fricative" and ran screaming! I didn't actually
> look at the grammar. I was totally unaware of this. Maybe it influenced
If ever you change your mind about looking into Semitic grammars, may I
recommend Maltese? The only obscure sounds are the glottal stop and the
unvoiced velar fricative (something like a Hebrew H), everything else is
simple to pronounce. It also has the advantage of not requiring a whole new
I'm currently in the process of tapping a Maltese dictionary into shoebox
(3500 entries and counting). These discussions on interlinears were a real
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