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Re: Gnumin Phonology Sketch

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, July 20, 2001, 7:47
Justin Mansfield wrote:

> By way of example, I've often heard it said (and it's > been my experience) that you can recognize an Arabic emphatic consonant > more by the pronunciation of the adjacent vowels than by the consoant > itself!
That is, in fact, how humans perceive stop consonants of any kind. =================================== Thomas Wier | AIM: trwier "Aspidi men Saiôn tis agalletai, hên para thamnôi entos amômêton kallipon ouk ethelôn; autos d' exephugon thanatou telos: aspis ekeinê erretô; exautês ktêsomai ou kakiô" - Arkhilokhos