Talk:Fu

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A while I had an idea about the Poalugbum dialect - in parallel with what happened in some of the ancient Greek dialects, I thought it might resolve the labiovelar stops slightly differently than either Kpitamoa or Siŋmeasita, as follows:

_i _a _u
Kpitamoa p b p b k g
Siŋmeasita t d p b k g
Poalugbum? t d k g k g

(IIRC these are parallel to what happened to *kʷ *gʷ in Aeolic, Attic, and Ionic Greek respectively.)

Of course I don't know if that fits what you're doing with this language, but I thought I'd mention it just in case. :) -Corumayas 21:55, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Interesting! I recognized the Greek thing going on in your SCs for Siŋmeasita as soon as I saw it. And I decided to just do exactly the same thing for Poalugbum - in part because all the original /p/s go to /f/, so I wanted something to replenish the stock of /p/. Many of the early changes are shared with Siŋmeasita, since they settled Poalugbum originally, and presumably kept a close relationship for a while. - Dunomapuka 23:47, 24 February 2012 (UTC)