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Re: Pronouns revised and word generation

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 2, 2002, 21:48
Quoting Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>:

> > Also, I realized that it was bad form to have a very > > rare sound (the glottal stop), so I amend my reflexive > > pronouns to aha-, ehe-, ... > > Huh? Is it really rare? As a phoneme, it s present in an awful lot of > languages, not to mention the cases when it is a phonetic thing, where > it's virtually omnipresent :-) I'd say that the forms you cite (aha-...) > would tend to merge into long vowels (well, in my language they did :-))
Well, I think it's fair to say that /?/ or [?] are *more* marked than other stops at other places of articulation, like /p t k/ ~ [p t k]. /h/ ~ [h] is in a rather similar situation. But "rare", I'd agree probably not. ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers


Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>