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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 > least > Arabic, I won't swear to the rest of the family.) That is, you could > find > 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. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>the Obligatory Contour Principle [was Re: Tallefkeul: tones and whatnot]