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Re: USAGE: Name clitics (was Re: USAGE: What gender is _Wikipedia_ in German?)

From:Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>
Date:Saturday, August 5, 2006, 12:21
On 8/4/06, Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...> wrote:
> In my experimental speedtalk-type language X-3, all proper names begin and > end with a glottal stop, which doesn't occur elsewhere in the language. > So if you see a glottal stop, everything that follows is a proper name until > you hit upon another glottal stop, beyond which everything are ordinary > morphemes again. Proper names are the only class of morphemes in X-3 that are > more than one phoneme long.
Jörg, how do you avoid glottal stops being "swallowed" by adjacent consonants in ordinary morphemes? E.g.: tos ?ana? ki Wouldn't that sound exactly like: tos ana ki ? --larry