Re: Re: [tied] PIE *a -- a preliminary checklist
I've heard MANY French people pronounce "I ask" as /ay
Parisian French uses non phonemic -h-
in a couple of onomatopeia.
The problem is they put -h-
at the start of any English word
be it ask (no h) or h-at (with h)
They can say h-ask and (h)-at
The example I gave was kaska- which is related to
UEW p 195
Uralic words for ash have k as initial
even though kaska fits bad in the rest of the words.