Similar Place Avoidance: A statistical universal

  title={Similar Place Avoidance: A statistical universal},
  author={K. Pozdniakov and Guillaume Segerer},
  • K. Pozdniakov, Guillaume Segerer
  • Published 2007
  • Mathematics
  • Abstract In recent years there has been an interest in the phenomenon of “Similar Place Avoidance” (SPA), particularly as concerns Arabic CCC radicals. Although little evidence has been considered outside Arabic, Hebrew, and perhaps Semitic in general, where roots with successive consonants sharing the same place of articulation are underrepresented, similarity avoidance has sometimes been hypothesized as a universal tendency. Progressively extending our scope from the Atlantic subgroup of… CONTINUE READING
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