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Dynamics of Phoneme Addition

From:Eamon Graham <robertg@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 11, 2003, 21:30
Hello everyone,

I'm wondering if there are any rules or at least trends regarding
the dynamics by which one language would borrow phonemes from a
second language with which it is in contact - not just in loanwords
but even in native words.  Can it happen willy-nilly or are there
general rules involved?

Any insight welcome!

Robert Eamon Graham    

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