tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Dec 13 10:37:19 1993

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tlhIngan Hol qun vIwam - an article

Just one comment:

>The glottal stop is considered to be a
>consonant, if a silent one.

An initial glottal stop (as in 'eH) is no more silent than the b in "bed"
is.  If you don't believe me, try saying "jIjegh" and "jIj'egh" and seeing
the difference, or "SumIp" vs. "Sum 'Ip".  Yes, I know that the
syllabification in those is different, but even if you pretend that SumIp
is "Sum"+"Ip", it still isn't "Sum 'Ip".


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