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Re: Pronouns revised and word generation

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 2, 2002, 21:03
--Not rare to linguistics, but rare to my language.
Its only real use was in the reflexive affix.  Do you
know of any sounds that appear only five times in a
language?  So I went with /h/.


--- Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...> wrote:
> Hi, > > > 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 :-)) > > Bye, > Pavel
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Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>