Error: "Anyone still baffled by the substitution of l/r should look up the Greek letter “Lam”"
Correction: Anyone still baffled by the substitution of l/r should look up the Greek letter “Lamda”
In a previous discussion I had suggested looking to the Spanish 'r' pronunciation for an understanding of the l/r relationship that Massey spoke of in his Book of the Beginnings: but with additional exposure I discovered that the South African pronunciation is much more revealing, and for proof I recommend Botswana's No.1 Lady Dectective; the beautiful, Jill Scott.
European linguists love to refer to African languages as using the Latin alphabet when in actuality its the Latin language that's based on the Greek rendition of the Phoenician/Puntian, which was an K/CH/Hamitic/Kushitic/African language, long before it devolved into a Semitic language.
According to Wikipedia: "Lateral clicks are click consonants found only in Africa." Mostly southern Africa.
Barred lambda, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"The barred lambda is a modified letter of the Greek alphabet used in Americanist phonetic notation to represent a voiceless lateral Affricate."
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