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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.


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>