User talk:Chrysophylax/Golden Afroasiatic
Nice to see you thinking about Afro-Asiatic! בָּרוּך הַבָּא! Unfortunately there exist less comparative data for Afro-Asiatic than for Indo-European. So for conlanging purposes you kinda have to make things up somewhat. Hopefully this page will alleviate that somewhat IlL (talk) 04:31, 16 July 2015 (CEST)
Comments from what little I know of Semitic/AA
- If Egyption voiced stops were actually ejectives (as Biblical Hebrew transcriptions suggest) that would explain the apparent mix-up?
- I have heard that Semitic was the branch that regularized its root system to mainly triliterals and some quadriliterals (Evidence: Semitic has families of semantically related triliteral roots sharing two consonants, and also hollow roots with a semivowel in the middle.) In general there seems to be little agreement on PAA beyond the basics of morphology.