----- Original Message -----
From: "fournet.arnaud" <fournet.arnaud@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: [MTLR] RE: 'Laryngeal' Theory to be replaced by Vocalic Theory?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patrick Ryan" <proto-language@...>
>> [he] -> [&e] -> [ee]
> This is meaningless, especially without any comments.
> [°e] schwa + e is obviously a genetically modified oddity,
> which is forbidden by any healthy theory of human phonology.
> and the first step from [he] > [°e] is eerily impossible.
> I'm afraid you are seriously confusing the study of sound changes with
> letter games.
> Historical linguistics is not scrabble.
> And a schwa is not a phonological joker that can do whatever you want.