Three-Way Contrast of Secondary Articulations in PIE

Rich Alderson alderson+mail at
Fri Mar 9 02:39:59 UTC 2001

On the topic of Kuipers' analysis of Kabardian, Pat Ryan wrote on 2 Mar 2001:

> He maintained that Kabardian had only one vowel, for which he was severely
> criticized.

No, he was mildly to moderately criticized for that analysis.

He was severely criticized for his suggestion that Kabardian had *NO* phonemic
vowels, only a feature similar to Lehmann's "sonority peak".  Rightly so.

								Rich Alderson

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