consonantal system

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the system of consonants used in a particular language

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In "The Consonantal System of Old Chinese" (Pulleyblank 1962) I showed that this failed to make sense of the way the Chinese transcribed foreign words in the Han and post-Han periods or of probable cognates in Tibetan.
The latter form of the word may be understood as arising due to interference from the contemporary understanding of the Sumerian consonantal system.
The Consonantal System of Old Chinese," Asia Major 9: 58-144, 206-65.
The problem may be related to clusters like OC *k-l-, which may have Middle Chinese reflexes in both d- and k- (see Pulley-blank, "The Consonantal System of Old Chinese," Asia Major 9[1961/2]: 11ff; and Bodman, 108ff).