|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).
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/) ??