Re: "gender" systems = vowel harmony coalescing with stress changes?
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 21, 2006, 16:46|
Agratara Wesley Parish:
> Hi. I just thought that is a reasonable explanation for "gender" in
> Indo-European languages. And probably in other "gendered" language families
> such as the Afro-Asiatic family.
I see no connection between gender on one hand and stress and vowel harmony
on the other. Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic have gender, but they don't
have vowel harmony. Uralic and Altaic have vowel harmony but no gender.
I frankly don't understand what is your point.
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