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Re: Rotuman vowels

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, October 2, 2004, 22:46
Trebor wrote:
> I read Rotuman has alot of strange vowels because of sound changes. I'm > interested in knowing more about this... :)
On 9/14 I mentioned (tacked on at the end of an unrelated post)-- "Unrelated message (free ride principle)-- In a volume of conference papers just published/purchased, there's a very thorough article on Rotuman, entitled (haha) "Temathesis in Rotuman". If anyone's interested, email me for the Biblio. data." I'll go through it and extract the information. Actually, Rotuman isn't really all that strange phonologically :-))-- just unexpected, in a near-Polynesian language. For some _really_ strange sound changes, as I recall, there's Trukese, written up by Isidore Dyen (in "Language") way back around 1947 or so. I used to have a copy; I'll see if I can find it.