Re: Small dialectal feature of Montreiano
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 14, 2002, 22:03|
Barry Garcia wrote:
>In the eastern part of Montrei, which roughly correlates to about the
>fresno/central sierra nevada area of OTL California, one dialectal feature
>that seems to be restricted to a region comprising several towns (Val de
>Pedras, Arvous Roxos, and Pedra Vianca), the typical tapped Montreiano R,
>seems to have gone through a change to /dl/ intervocalically. A similar
>feature is present in Aklanon: Tag. araw, Akl. adlaw. (In aklanon it seems
>inconsistent, in Montreiano, it's consistent).
Not to nit-pick, but.... It's not a regular Tag. development, so no wonder
it's inconsistent. Aklanon and lots of other PI languages have preserved an
original cluster, Tag. apparently shows an irreg. sporadic simplification.
The proto-form in the Tag/Bisayan subgroup (assuming such a thing existed)
must have been ?*aldaw > some **aldaw, others (metathesis) **adlaw, but Tag.
> (simplified) **adaw > modern araw. At the AN level, it's a littlecomplicated-- this **d comes from PAN *j (a rather rare palatal
stop/affricate? that ends up as /r, l, d, g, y, s/ in various languages, and
the *-l- seems to have been an infix (~prefix in some groups, lacking or
lost in others, e.g. Proto Polynesian *aso.
But of course it's OK for Montreiano to do anything it wants!