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Lateral affricates > ? (Re: Re: Dental Fricatives)

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 > ?