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  • noun Plural form of ejective.

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Examples

  • I still maintain, no doubt because I have a stubborn streak, that what are called "plain voiced stops" (Traditional Theory) or "ejectives" (Glottalic Theory) are better conceived of as phonemes that are in some way merely derivatives of ejectives, thereby showing the inherited traits of ejectives while explaining why ejectives are not featured whatsoever in the languages that sprang from PIE.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I still maintain, no doubt because I have a stubborn streak, that what are called "plain voiced stops" (Traditional Theory) or "ejectives" (Glottalic Theory) are better conceived of as phonemes that are in some way merely derivatives of ejectives, thereby showing the inherited traits of ejectives while explaining why ejectives are not featured whatsoever in the languages that sprang from PIE.

    Winter's Law in Balto-Slavic, "Hybrid Theory" and phonation - Part 1

  • "ejectives", which can best be described as a dulled-down version of the clicks in South Africa's Xhosa language.

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  • "ejectives" and 1,000-word vocabulary, the Na'vi language - created by a Los Angeles university professor - is Hollywood's first serious attempt to usurp Klingon since the

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  • He imposes this same change in word-initial position and traces them to original ejectives as per Glottalic Theory1 (ie. *tʼḱm̥tóm *ˀdḱm̥tóm *(ʔ)ḱm̥tóm).

    Against the *dkmtóm camp

  • Evidence and counter-evidence: Essays in honour of Frederik Kortlandt (2008), p.417 (see link): "In a number of papers Kortlandt (1988a, b; 2000; 2003) has suggested that the ejectives that both he and I reconstruct for Proto-Indo-European changed into preglottalised stops in Proto-Germanic before they became plain voiceless stops in the individual daughter languages."

    Against the *dkmtóm camp

  • I If we replace ejectives with pharyngeals, we get back to the possibility of mere aspiration regardless of articulation being a distinctive contrast in Minoan stops, a feature found in Etrusco-Lemnian dialects.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • However, labialized stops, palatalized stops and now ejectives seem to me to be purely imaginative overkill, based on nothing concrete.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • Yet if we replace your ejectives with pharyngeals, we get back to the possibility of mere aspiration regardless of articulation being a distinctive contrast in Minoan stops, a feature found in Etrusco-Lemnian dialects.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • Creaky stops ie. traditional plain voiced stops, no doubt descendants of ejectives, could occur with both voiced and voiceless stops but not with other creaky stops.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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