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You could consider changing them into tones ...

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 4:54 AM, Lars Finsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I wonder if I could get some advice regarding the above-mentioned
> phonemes. I discovered that I have two sounds which I am writing _h_
> in Amhanara. The first is a proto Northeast Caucasian (pNEC) glottal
> stop which I am changing into a roughly /h/-like sound in Amhanara.
> The other is a pNEC /h/, which I am planning to change somewhat, but
> not sure into what. I don't want it to disappear altogether, because
> I have uses for it in the later phases of the language. But its loss
> perhaps is the most likely outcome if you have /?/ turning to /h/ at
> the same time, or what? What examples do we have from natural languages?
>
> Starostin has a comparative Caucasian book out dated 2007, which I
> haven't found available anywhere yet. That would have been very
> helpful in this case. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough?
>
> But if you have examples of similar developments from other languages
> and families it would be greatly appreciated too.
>
> Thanks,
> LEF
>



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