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Re: Tendencies of Sound Changes?

From:Aidan Grey <taalenmaple@...>
Date:Thursday, March 30, 2006, 18:28
It IS the opposite - cf Spanish, English (American 'water'), Welsh....

Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote: Quoting Carsten Becker :

> Hello, > > Some time ago, I saw someone here mentioning that it's more > likely for a voiced stop to devoice than for a unvoiced stop > to voice.
Really? I would have thought exactly the opposite ... Andreas
> 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? I already know that stops > tend to be come affricates tend to become fricatives etc. > and that this mechanism also works the other way round. >
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Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>