Re: [tied] Greek labiovelars

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 43957
Date: 2006-03-22

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 17:33:24 +0000, Rob
<magwich78@...> wrote:

>--- In, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
>> They're not my ideas. I was told it's the standard
>> interpretation of the facts among Arabists.
>This is getting dangerously off-topic, but do you know if Coptic has
>(had) any palatal stops or postalveolar affricates?

Yes, written with the special non-Greek symbol <jenje>.

>Perhaps the
>reason Egyptian Arabic /g^/ = [g] is because the pre-conquest
>Egyptians had no equivalent in their native language (Coptic).

No, that's not it.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal