|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 28, 2003, 2:48|
Which leads me to a question: I've read of cases in Northeast Caucasian languages, and Nostratic (if it existed), that lateral affricates became velars or uvulars. And Afro-Asiatic /tl/ and /tl'/ correspond to velars /k/ and /g/ in Indo-European and /x/ in Kartvelian. This might explain the possibility of P-Sem /tl'/ (Arabic /d./) being realized as /q/ in a form of Aramaic. Did this happen in any other families, like Na-Dene or Uto-Aztecan?
|Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>||Lateral affricates > ?|