Re: Tendencies of Sound Changes?
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 3, 2006, 7:27|
John Vertical wrote:
> By "loss" I mean the loss of the whole phoneme, while leaving the rest
> of the stops in place. I thought Samoan was the only language completely
> lacking /k/? Also, are there any languages that have deleted /b/ without
> deleting /p/ or /d g/ too?
The Kauaian dialect of Hawiian lacked /k/, using /t/ instead (which the
standard dialect lacked), so that the local name for the island was
Taua'i, and they referred to the king who united the islands as
Tamehameha rather than Kamehameha.