--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
> Any language that disallows initial clusters will have a way of
> with them; Catalan, for instance, prefixes e- to any English word
> starting with sC-.

Yes, I am familiar with that in Spanish.
> Tamil disallows inital (high front?) vowels, and Tamil-speakers
> y- to any English word starting with e-.

I have never noticed that Tamil disallows initial vowels of any
kind - they seem to be quite common, maybe we are thinking of two
different phenomena.

Suzanne McCarthy
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> Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...