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Sound shift question

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, October 24, 2004, 15:24
Hi!

In a language that has /t, k, q, ts, kx, qX/ and /t_>, k_>, q_>/, how
do you like the following sound shift that gets rid of the ejectives:

  /t_>/ > */t?/ > */th/ > /tx/ or /tX/
  /k_>/ > */k?/ > */kh/ > /ks/
  /q_>/ > */q?/ > */qh/ > /qT/

I don't want a collapse of phonemes, but want to get rid of ejectives
(because I cannot pronounce them well but in isolation).  Further, I
like a /qT/ pattern and I also like the idea of having some kind of
phonetic anti-symmetry in plosive + fricative clusters.

But anyway, do you have other thoughts?

Any suggestions?

Bye,
  Henrik

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