Re: CHAT: (no subject)
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 11, 1999, 16:57|
>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/?
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com