> On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 20:47:48 +0400, Koryakov YuriJust out of curiosity, are there any known instances where /q/ > /kw/?
> <koryakov@...> wrote:
> > And is it typologically normal or at least attested anywhere for
> > q > k?
> It's surprisingly hard to find attested cases. The most
> common developments of uvulars seem to be spirantization (q
> > X, x) and q > ? (as in Arabic).
> There are a few North Caucasian languages (e.g. Khinalug)
> wich (in certain positions only) have velars where most
> other languages have uvulars. But the best examples come
> from Athabaskan, where q > k is quite common (often
> accompanied by k > c^).