Re: interesting SIL-document

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Feb 03 2004 - 17:41:46 EST

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    Peter Kirk scripsit:

    > So why not beh-ind, ah-ead, beeh-ive etc? Is there a good phonetic
    > reason? Or is it just that h is never syllable final? If the latter, the
    > reasoning looks rather circular to me.

    /me throws up his hands.

    I'm not a phonologist of English, just repeating what I've been told.

    Anyhow, heng may be used in Judeo-Tat, but it's *called* heng for the
    reason, bizarre as it is, that I gave.

    John Cowan
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