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Lateral fricatives

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, January 29, 2001, 15:38
On Sat, 27 Jan 2001, Raymond Brown wrote:

 > What I find strange is:
 > voicless lateral _fricative_ --> voiceless plosive + fricative [kl] i.e.
 > all friction is lost.

I think that /kl/ tends to arise from the lateral affricate; a most
notable case is "tlhIngan" > "Klingon", where the "l" in "tlh" is the
lateral fricative (though "l" elsewhere in Klingon is /l/).

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