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Re: Glottal q, Spanish s

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 18:26
FFlores wrote:
> I think it goes back a lot in Spanish -- from Andalusian > conquistadores.
I've read that some dialects of Andalusian have completely lost the /h/, resulting in a phonemic split between /e/ and /E/, /o/ and /O/, and /A/ and /a/, so that one has things like /ErmAno/-/ErmAnO/ for "hermano/-s" -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor