[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 

> доверия *к* Польскому Телевидению

Peter Kirk
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