Tory
Nib > Pip is where it got ridiculous
Wed Dec 21, 2011 09:20
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The only consonants that elide [which means are absorbed into the next consonant] are the labials and /n/ is often replaced by /m/. But /a/? Not a chance.

Ridiculous was the meaningless excerise you suggested we do in order to get Nib to make the sound Pip, which does not work no matter how really really really really fast Nib is repeated -- Jesuschrist. The ayin is a weak consonant and I showed plenty of examples where it falls away leaving a vowel or nothing at all. Absurd to say ayin which vanished in spoken Egyptian cannot elide with /n/ but /p/ can interchange with the /n/ in "nb" (zero examples) and /p/ cannot shift position by metathesis but elides with the /r/ in xpr. Utter nonsense. I've been polite but you do no know what ayin is.

Tory

  • This is getting ridiculousMarianne Luban, Wed Dec 21 08:43
    Tory: "Going back to the previous example of ayin in anx eliding with /n/. I have been saying that depending on the contemporary articulation of the name Ankh-kheperu-re, which we do not know, the... more
    • Nib > Pip is where it got ridiculous — Tory, Wed Dec 21 09:20
      • Repetition Doesn't Make It SoMarianne Luban, Wed Dec 21 16:09
        Tory: "The ayin is a weak consonant and I showed plenty of examples where it falls away leaving a vowel or nothing at all. Absurd to say ayin which vanished in spoken Egyptian" It didn't vanish!... more
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