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Re: /y/?

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2008, 7:16
>Oh, also I forgot Korean, where I think /y/ and /2/ have generally >become in recent times /wi/ and /we/. That's almost boring, but invites >the possibility of a suffix apparently causing an epenthetic segment at >a distance (e.g. ti+pas > twipas). > >-- >Tristan.
And the opposite difthongization to /ju/ is 'fcors also attested, in French loans to ME... I recall reading of a Turkic or somesuch language where velars back to uvulars before back vowels, and then /y 2/ > /u o/ so the difference becomes phonemic? Then again, this is practically the same thing as /k/ > [tS] / _i phonemicized by /y/ > /i/, so it might not be any more fun. Maybe /y/ > /B=/ > /@v/ (while not changing eg. /w/ > /v/) ?? John Vertical


T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>