Re: Tendencies of Sound Changes?
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 5:54|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> 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.
>I'm not totally sure, but I think the Kauai dialect _retained_ /t/ as the
reflex of *t, whereas the main dialect had shifted *t > /k/ (and *k > /?/
IIRC). Probably an example of a pull-chain??