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From:Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Saturday, January 1, 2000, 15:22
Lemme add something real quick...

>manga monkey >shnu snow >more large body of water >m@lge female breast >hhalb white >pata box, basket >6arku sinew, bowstring >lonqa to bend >ttapa to hit (target) >bocha young deer
I forgot to mention -- most nouns are really stems: mang-, pat-, hhalb-, ttap- (as a verbal noun, i.e. "a hit"). These words I went ahead and placed a vowel at the end, using a form of vowel harmony based on high-low opposition. (High vowels are @ u i; low vowels are a o e.) Most reconstructed roots have unspecified final vowels, so I just made these stems. (Some words bear in mind do have final vowels, such as _more_ where the low vowel marks inherent feminine; masculine nouns which appear as stems ending in consonants are femininized with the famous -ah/-at ending. T is projected in words beginning with a laryngeal; spirantization mutation before all other consonants.) Danny ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at