Re: Internal Reconstruction [was Re: Proto-Klingon?]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 28, 2001, 18:36|
"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:
> NSg GenSg
> wo:k-s wo:k-is 'voice'
> stirp-s stirp-is 'root'
> These forms show that you don't have intervocalic voicing going on,
> and, assuming that soundchange operates in a regular fashion, that
> you can then confidently say that the original forms must have been
> like those in (2), and voicing assimilation occurred.
I should probably correct myself here. It's not so much intervocalic
(between vowels) as inter-voicing that is not going on. (Both solutions
are in fact types of assimilation, but they are distinct in their scope.)
Thomas Wier | AIM: trwier
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