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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)/.