Re: [tied] Re: Unusual Phonolgy

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 37308
Date: 2005-04-24

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 22:57:16 +0000, etherman23
<etherman23@...> wrote:

>Perhaps it was originally a voiced pharyngeal stop, weakened to a
>fricative, and then merged with a pre-existing /z/?

According to the IPA chart, voiced pharyngeal stops are
impossibe. A voiceless pharyngeal stop is technically
doable, but no language has ever been reported using it.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal