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dirk elzinga wrote:
> I agree that it doesn't seem very plausible, if only because
> glottalization and aspiration involve antagonistic vocal fold
> gestures.

I dunno ... ejectives kinda sound like aspirated stops.  I could imagine
the proto-Kluna hearing those as aspirated, if they acquired it as an
L2.

Of course, another 3-way system that would be definitely plausible would
be:

Protolang   Kluna        RA Lang
Aspirated   Aspirated    Voiceless
Voiceless   Aspirated    Voiced
Voiced      Unaspirated  Voiced

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