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Re: Tendencies of Sound Changes?

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, April 1, 2006, 4:35
Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> Emaelivpeith Carsten Becker: > > I know that in the realms of sound changes, > > basically everything is possible, but I wanted to ask if > > there are more rules like that? > > Geoff from the ZBB has a collection of sound changes up on his website: > > > > It lists types of sound changes, with some examples, but it doesn't > say which is more likely to happen than another. > > I too would like such a ranking or hierarchy of probability. >
That's an interesting and pretty complete list. But I don't think likeliness/ranking/hierarchy is possible. It's even risky to say "X is not a _possible_ sound change" because someone is almost sure to come up with an example...