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Re: Sound Change With Labialized Consonant Codas

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 10:51
>Has there ever been a case where labialized consonant codas >produced front rounded vowels?
I'm not sure if you're looking for diachronic or synchronic production, but vertical vowel system languages of the Caucasus such as Abkhaz might count? Those have labiopalatals triggering /a @/ > [2 y] (according to WP...) Also not sure if "labiopalatal" means /pj)/ or /s\w)/, or if it works backwards... I was going to bring up the funky allophonic difthongization /i E A/ > [iu Eo Ao] in Seri (gess I did now, too), but then I noticed you specified *front* rounding. Still, the first two look like they could easily go further to > /y 2/ so yes, the idea strikes me as quite natural, especially if you have a language with coda labialization and neighbors with vowel rounding. John Vertical