Re: Sound change help
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 12, 2004, 23:10|
> Trebor Jung wrote:
> >One of my languages, Tsan, has a whole series of labialized consonants. I
> >visualized a change from /n_w/ (which existed in the protolanguage) to
> >something else in the current language. What are some possibilities?
> My instinct would be [m](possibly labialised).
That's one possibility. I thought maybe the labio-velarity of the [_w]
would prevail, and you'd get perhaps [N] or [N_w].
Another possibility would be: vowel nasalization + rounding, so you'd end
up with odd Brazilian-ish diphthongs like [aw~] [iw~] [ew~]--- already round
vowels would probably be lengthened, or get an off-glide [u:~] or maybe