From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Feb 03 2004 - 17:41:46 EST
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.
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