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Re: Sound changes causing divergence of ordinals from cardinals

From:Alex Fink <a4pq1injbok_0@...>
Date:Thursday, January 5, 2006, 17:24
On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 11:19:18 -0600, Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...> wrote:

>Alex Fink wrote: >> (2) Primary stress is penultimate (unless there's only one vowel). Vowels >> under the primary stress shift: non-high vowels rise (/a e 2 Q o/ > /e i y o >> u/), while high vowels break (/i y u/ > /j@ H@ w@/). > >*Stressed* Schwa? Wouldn't that be better as /i@/ /y@/ and /u@/? For >ease of further changes, I'm adding stress markers as well.
Why not? Take the schwas as /3/s if you really want. /j@ H@ w@/ just 'cause they're rising diphthongs, and since elsewhere we've taken two adjacent vowel symbols /ao/ as two separate syllable nuclei.
>(3) Intervocalic voiceless stops become fricatives (/x/ further develops >to /h/ and then 0)
Weird that original /h/ sticks around, then. I think you missed an inervocalic /k/ in the ordinal of 9: Value Cardinal Ordinal 1 'j@wQ i'wee 2 'nero na'rue 3 'mj@o mi'ue 4 'tuo to'ue 5 'kin 'kinke 6 'jesu ja'sw@e 7 'Sj@gu Si'gw@e 8 'dZuz2 dZo'zie 9 'hj@ja hi'jee 10 'neo na'ue 11 'hero ha'rue 12 'utsu ot'sw@e 13 nao'mj@o naomi'ue 20 naro'noo naronQ'ue 21 naronQ'H@wQ naronQy'wee 22 naronQo'noro naronQonQ'rue 30 mio'noo mionQ'ue 31 naronQo'horo naronQohQ'rue 32 naronQ'utsu naronQo'tsw@e 33 mikonQo'mj@o mionQomi'ue Alex