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Semitic Emphatics (was Re: Clicks)

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 8:34
Ktabbe Danny Wier:

> From: "Isaac Penzev" <isaacp@...> > > > Hehe. Ideas are hanging in the air. I've just introduced /q_>/ (together > > with /t_>/, /ts_>/ and /tS_>/) into my newest project CLP04 (provisional > > name - L'sanu). But maybe in case of /q_>/ I'd make a choice in favor of > > plain /k_>/. They originate from Proto-Semitic emphatic consonants. > > And don't forget the original sound of Arabic <d.>, which was the emphatic > form of Hebrew <s'> (sin): /tK_>/. Also, some reconstructions of > Proto-Afrasian have /k_>/, /k_>_w/, /q_>/ and /q_>_w/!
Yes. Proto-Semitic *|s'.| which gave |d.| in Arabic, turns into /tS_>/ in Lsanu: /"?arts_>U/ "earth". /t_>/ < PS *|t.|; /ts_>/ < PS *|s.|; /k_>/ < PS *|q|. /p_>/ occurs only in borrowings. I really like ejectives! Esp. labialized - yum-yum-yum!
> What's the best way to indicate both ejectivity and labialization with > X-SAMPA anyway?
The way you did it, I s'pose... Yitzik