Re: Tallefkeul: tones and whatnot
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 30, 2002, 6:42|
En réponse à Marcus Smith <smithma@...>:
> One of the major applications of the OCP was to explain why semitic
> trilateral roots never have adjacent identical consonants. (Or at
> Arabic, I won't swear to the rest of the family.) That is, you could
> a root like, say, KTK but never *KKT.
IIRC roots with adjacent identical consonants are pretty well allowed in
Arabic. See for instance the root WDD, making the verb wadda: to love.
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