From: Patrick Ryan
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From: "glen gordon" <glengordon01@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: ka and k^a
> > Personally, I'd say that such an inventory is less
> > likely, phonologically speaking.
> Yes, logically, we should only side with the *more*
> common unless there is adequate basis to reconstruct
> something more unique. That then means that if we
> need a three-vowel system, it should be *a, *i and *u
> until evidence shows something "odder" like
> centralization, say.
> = gLeN
In i/a/u vowel systems, a is a central vowel.