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Re: Sound change help

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, March 12, 2004, 23:10
Joe wrote:

> Trebor Jung wrote: > > >Merhaba! > > > >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 [u@~]