Re: THEORY: morphological processes
|From:||Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 23, 2000, 21:01|
Pablo Flores wrote:
>> 5. truncation
>It's a phonetical (and predictable) feature. Draseléq can't
>have syllable-final /h/, so the consonant is dropped and the
>previous vowel is lengthened, resulting in pairs like
> kò 'village' (< *koh)
> kohür 'in the village'
I forgot, when I replied to Dirk's post, that Tokana has
this feature too - except that syllable-final /h/ deletes
only at the ends of words; it's retained word internally.
Also, there's no compensatory lengthening, except in
suh ['su:] "rain"
suhe ['suhE] "in the rain"
napeh [na'pE] "daughter"
napehne [na'pEhnE] "for the daughter"