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Re: Baby Babble Early Human Language?

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, May 4, 2000, 5:14
>Allowed correspondances: >T - s, t, d, d’, ts, z, t’, tj, tl, tl’, lh (lateral fricative), nt, dl, th >(as >in English), c, ts’, ch, sh >I - i, e, o, @ (schwa), u, E, a, ei, ai, ay, y (front rounded), barred-i,
>ea, ï, ö >K - k, x, g, h, kk, ?, hw, q, kh, k’, N, kw, xw, qw, ch, j, X > >As you can imagine, some words that are created from these sets hardly like >TIK. To make matters worse, they allow completely free metathesis and >deletion, and insertion of all kinds of sounds (mostly nasals and glottal >stops). Worst part - they are willing to take any string with these
>whether or not they are separate morphemes. Try Imihita _meuxtsekoa_ >"finger". Claiming that there is a connection between this and Japanese
>"hand" really stretches their credibility. >
Well, it certainly simplifies Historical Linguistics.........