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
/"?arts_>U/ "earth". /t_>/ < PS *|t.|; /ts_>/ < PS *|s.|; /k_>/ < PS *|q|.
/p_>/ occurs only in borrowings. I really like ejectives! Esp. labialized -
> What's the best way to indicate both ejectivity and labialization with
> X-SAMPA anyway?
The way you did it, I s'pose...