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
But "rare", I'd agree probably not.
Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <http://home.uchicago.edu/~trwier>
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