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From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Monday, October 11, 1999, 16:57
Austin wrote:

>Tom, there is one more thing I forgot to add: I have no idea what a >labial is (but I'm working on it), I don't care if my language has >all the possible labials, and I absolutely detest the letter "p". >Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Arabs, most Berbers, and South Arabians don't like /p/ either; they convert Proto-Semitic and Proto-Afro-Asiatic *p to *f. (Egyptian somehow has both /p/ and /f/ as well as /b/, so there might've been a normal /p/ *and* an emphatic /p/ as well.) What confuses me is how Modern Standard Arabic has /dZ/ for Proto-Semitic *g, but not /tS/ for PS *k? Especially if you also have the phoneme /q/? Danny ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at