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John Vertical wrote:
> By "loss" I mean the loss of the whole phoneme, while leaving the rest 
> of the stops in place. I thought Samoan was the only language completely 
> lacking /k/? Also, are there any languages that have deleted /b/ without 
> deleting /p/ or /d g/ too?

The Kauaian dialect of Hawiian lacked /k/, using /t/ instead (which the 
standard dialect lacked), so that the local name for the island was 
Taua'i, and they referred to the king who united the islands as 
Tamehameha rather than Kamehameha.