Ix-nay on the ostratic-nay

iffr762 at utxvms.cc.utexas.edu iffr762 at utxvms.cc.utexas.edu
Wed Feb 24 23:10:08 UTC 1999

	With regard to reconstructing 1sg pronouns, there is (or so I seem
to recall) a cross-linguistic tendency for these to be formed with /m-/,
probably from a weaker variant of what might be called the "mama
syndrome": sounds that babies tend to make early tend to be pressed into
service as words that mamas and babies might use to relate to each other,
like "mama" and "me".
	So seeing a 1sg in /m-/ does not necessarily mean much.


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