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
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