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Re: hello?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, March 26, 1999, 6:03
Danny Wier wrote:
> By the way, how many natlang examples can be found of the shift n > l? > I can think of Afro-Asiatic, where Egyptian n often corresponds to > Semitic l, and maybe cases in Latin where there's assimilation.
I've read of an African language (Yoruba?) wherein [n] and [l] are allophones, the rules being that [n] is used before nasal vowels, and [l] before oral vowels.
> it's more like a nasalized retroflex lateral (!).
Interesting. -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor