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Re: Rounded /j/?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 31, 1999, 20:40
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Let me add a conlang. In Watya'i'sa, I've discovered that the cluster > <wy> is usually a rounded /j/. I can't think of any examples off hand, > but it occurs sometimes.
I take that back. In Standard Watya'i'sa, the cluster <wy> does not exist. However, in those dialects where it does, it represents /j<rnd>/. An example is the word wayani'sa' (people), in some dialects, it is wyani'sa' (wa-/w- indicates gender 6) -- "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