Re: Tendencies of Sound Changes?
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 30, 2006, 18:03|
Quoting Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>:
> 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 ...
> 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.
> Thanks for information,
> "Miranayam cepauarà naranoaris."
> (Calvin nay Hobbes)