Re: Sound change help
|From:||Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 12, 2004, 23:21|
From: "Trebor Jung" <treborjung@...>
> 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?
Since /w/ is both labial and velar in nature, the two most likely
possibilities are /N_w/ and /m_w/. A double articulation such as /nN)/ or
/nm)/ is also possible, or if you want to stretch it a bit, the nasal
counterpart of /kp)/ which is common in Niger-Congo -- /Nm)/.