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Development of Consemitic Bilabial Emphatic

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 1:11
Heya, Westasianconlang and Conlang lists!

I've decided to try and work some more on my Unnamed Semitic Conlang
So far i have a chart of sound shifts that i'm pretty sure of.

But, my sound chart includes the merger of original emphatic /K'/ and
emphatic /T'/ into a new phoneme, emphatic /p'/.  Does that seem like a
naturally possible change?

It'd go soemthing like:
1. /K'/ merges into /T'/ (similarly, /K/ merges into /T/)
2. /T'/ becomes labiodental (tongue extends)
3. /T'<lbd>/ becomes /t'<lbd>/ (plosivization)
4. /t'<lbd>/ becomes /p'/ (tongue retracts)

Any comments?  Does it make sense?

-Stephen (Steg)
 "the torah does not say 'get freaky in the temple'!"
     ~ righteous anger of up-the-hill girl


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