posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by Osiris1953
I think NK has raised good question. Have you tryed google the subject?
Linguists report on this phonetic phenomenon of 'sound change'. eg Like ones we investigate the sounds 'g' to 'k' in Korean. Also, one of most common
name in Korea, Kim, used to be pronounced and/or spelled Gim.
That seems to be a pattern observable in different eopchs or regions all over the world.
But Linguists don't offer much explanations why 'sound change' happens. Not any anyway that my with oblivion spotted brain can recall at this
Where are Chomskys when you need them? Anyways, scientists are divided in regards to explaining phenomenon
There are two models for the distribution of phonological changes in the language system. The first model suggests that the pace of change is
spreading phonologically from gradually: All words of a certain class of words while experiencing a change in the corresponding sound; these jumps but
not suddenly from a phoneme over to another, but through a gradual approach to the target volume. The second model is that the change propagates
lexically gradual, so from word to word: Besides the original suddenly a new sound use of time and replaced with the old phoneme. This "jump" occurs
only in one or few words and spreads with time on all the words in a word class. Linguists are divided over which model is correct or whether both
Yeah.... so it is....... and I have often wondered why phonetics of words seem to slide and sometimes I imagine this could be because a chieftain had
a bad cough or speech impairment and pronounced e.g. g as k or what ever. And his subordinates followed his manierism as not to embarasse him or to
please him orsomethingorother - and then it suck, just to keep face.
Or different altitudes at various locations during migration or humidity in the air could have had an influence on phonetics.
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Yeah.......... I mean, the Persian.......... makes perfect sense.........
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