name for a lime kiln

Michael McCafferty mmccaffe at
Sun Mar 17 22:34:56 UTC 2013

Quoting Frances Karttunen <karttu at>:

> On Mar 17, 2013, at 5:23 PM, Michael McCafferty wrote:
>> (It would be very odd for xihuitl to be reanalyzed as *xiuhtl
>> because of those two consonants /h/ and /tl/ coming up against each
>> other. A reanalysis would much more likely result in *xiuhtli.)
> Not that it makes any difference in the big picture, but there is no
> glottal stop implied by the spelling xiuhtl.  The uh would stand for
> [w].
> Fran Karttunen

I was *really* writing too fast. :-)

The two consonants /w/ and /tl/ still do not work well together and a 
*xiuhtl is still an unexpected reanalysis.


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