[b-hebrew] Capernaum

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Wed Nov 29 13:00:06 EST 2006


On 29/11/2006 06:44, Yitzhak Sapir wrote:

> ... The
> problem only apparently comes up when there is no prefix (but I can pronounce
> [kpar] too). ...

In many African languages words start with "kp". In fact this is usually 
a "double articulation", the air stream being closed with both the 
tongue and the lips and then released from both simultaneously. Try it. 
I doubt if this was ever the Hebrew pronunciation, but at least this 
proves that such a pronunciation is not impossible.

Phonological words in Russian can also start with "kp": they are words 
consisting of the preposition к followed by a word starting with п. Here 
is an example from a Google search, in fact from 
http://www.poland.gov.pl/%D0%A1%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%8C,%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%8F,%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2,%D0%BA,%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%BC,%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BEm,1550.html: 

> доверия *к* Польскому Телевидению


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