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Sergey Lyosov sergelyosov at INBOX.RU
Tue Aug 23 17:15:30 UTC 2011

Dear ALT members,
are there any data available on the change š > s (“hissing” sibilant > “whistling” sibilant) before dental stops (t/d) in the world’s languages, i.e. on something like št > st? Is such a shift typologically trivial? The question is important for my study of the Akkadian consonantism (around 2000 B.C.). Akkadian consonants were rendered by means of cuneiform signs, mostly of CV and VC kind. The relationships between orthography and pronunciation are not always easy to establish, so typological evidence can help think certain problems through.
  With all best wishes,

Sergey Loesov
Oriental Institute
Russian State University for the Humanities

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