Re: [QUESTION] Initial Geminants
|From:||Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:40|
On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 10:13, John Cowan wrote:
> Y.Penzev scripsit:
> > In all my rich collection of data about different
> > natlangs I can not find a natlang that permits initial geminants. Have any
> > of you ever heard about any natlang that has such feature?
> Southern Italian dialects geminate almost every initial consonant,
> except (I think) l m n r.
I think there's a word 'mmerde'. I realise it's not the sort of word you
mention in good company, but it's proof I know that the rule isn't
entirely correct. And I learnt it from _The Leopard_ which I read
earlier this year, you may remember a post asking what it meant.