Re: Kijeb sandhi
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 29, 2007, 19:44|
BP Jonsson wrote:
Not dissimilar from some of the changes I needed in Gwr, for which I also
had to make a chart (if only to keep things straight in my head...)-- the
difference is that I used C-clusters to derive new single C.
Everything looks quite realistic, and/or explicable. I see that initial *y,
uniquely, metathesizes with C2; a more general application might also
metathesize *w. Could things like ty, dy, sy, ky, gy etc. ult. > unit
In Gwr, clusters of pr, br > t, d-- not sure how realistic that is, but it's
a sound change claimed by Benedict in his Austro-Thai work. Similarly,
mr,nr,Nr develop an excrescent stop (mbr, ndr, Ngr), then the nasal is lost
and we get br > d, dr > [d`l`] and [dZ].
Have you tried writing up the rules for your changes? That can sometimes be
illuminating, in that you may see other possible generalizations.
> I have entered some preliminary stuff for a new and expanded
> section on Kijeb sandhi to
> I'd like your input on how realistic
> plausible) the sandhi changes look. Any suggestions that may
> make them more realistic or interesting are welcome!