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On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 10:21:07 -0000, Christian Thalmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hehe...  maybe if Kleenex extended its market into the
> Empire, the word would end up *thlIneq.  ;-)

More likely *tlhIneQ, I think, retaining a final affricate. (Possibly
*tlhIyneQ, which not only more closely mimics the English vowel sound
but uses a closed CVC first syllable.)

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Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
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