Re: Dropping Q and C (was: Some isolating verb patterns)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 20:22|
Quoting Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>:
> On Jan 19, 2005, at 9:08 PM, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>:
> >> Your memory is spot on! I should have added /D/ to the list of sounds
> >> that
> >> natlangs represent with |c| besides the original /k/ (also /g/ in
> >> early
> >> Latin spelling). I now make that list:
> >> [c], [s], [ts], [tS], [dZ], [T], [D], [|\]
> >> Any others in natlangs?
> > I Somali girl I met spelt the name of her hometown as |Galkacyo|,
> > which she near
> > as I could tell at the time pronunced as [galkaja]. My map spells it
> > |Galka'yo|.
> > I suppose this means that there's a transliteration scheme using |c|
> > for a glottal stop, a sound I have always found hard to register.
> Could it have been an _`ayn_ /?\/ instead?
> Most transliterations schemes for Semitic languages seem to use
> something that can look like a beginning single quote, or a superscript
> "c", to represent `ayin.
That's probably it - on closer inspection, my atlas actually writes |Galka`yo|
(that's a grave accent hovering between the 'a' and the 'y'). It seems more
remarkable I should entirely fail to hear an [?\] than a [?], but it's
certainly possible, and for all I know the sound may drop in her dialect or
That'd still give an extra use of |c| in a natlang.
(*Her* glyph certainly was a bog normal |c|.)