Re: [tied] Re: Laryngeal Loss =?UNKNOWN?Q?=28was?= Does Koenraad Els

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17198
Date: 2002-12-16

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Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 3:47 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Laryngeal Loss (was Does Koenraad Elst Meet HockĀ“s Challenge?)

> Perhaps the desert air preserves them!

Perhaps. They were lost in Akkadian, so the Mesopotamian air must have proved more corrosive.

> I'm not sure that velar fricatives should be counted as laryngeals.

Semitic *x survived in Akkadian, unlike the pharyngeals snd glottals (but *G didn't).