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ontology of glottalized segments?

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 11, 2004, 6:00
Hi all.

Does anyone know any phonetic or phonological facts about how
glottalized consonants arise?  I've heard that acoustically they
sometimes are treated as "hypervoiceless".  I'm trying to come
up with a way for them to arise naturally in Phaleran historical
phonology without having to make reference to borrowings from
C'ali, which, of course, has plenty of them, and would thus be too

(Dirk, do you know?)

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Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>