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kinsi rorotan: dialec ts and script

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 15, 2002, 13:12
En réponse à David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>:

> > [i] > [j] > [J\]* > [C] > [c] > > ...equivalent to... > > [u] > [w] > [G]** > [x]** > [k]** > > *Is this the SAMPA for a voiced, palatal fricative?
Yes (IIRC the voiced palatal stop is [j\]).
> > Anyway, the way I think about it, palatalization, or palatal-related > changes > become less likely the further away they get from [i]. So, [i] is > highly > like, [y] is likely, [I] and [Y] aren't unusual, and neither is [e], [E] > and > [i-] are kind of getting questionable, [3] is highly questionable, and > then > when you get out to [u-], [@] and [&], it's becoming more and more > unlikely--though [&] is the most likely of the three, I think. So > frontness > matters more than height, I'd think. Or were you shooting for > dissimilation...? >
Well, look at French which has had the change [k] > [tS] / _[a] (and then [tS]> [S], hence cattus>chat [Sa]). So indeed I'd say frontness matters more than height. Not though that this change happened way after the palatalisation of velar consonants in front of [e], [i] and [j]. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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