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Re: Historical realism and prenasalized stops

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, October 7, 2002, 3:32
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> A second possibility would be the loss of the > nasal. Thus /VlmbV/ would become [VlbV].
Or loss of the stop, thus [VlmV], so that /VlmV/ and /VlmbV/ would have homophonous phonetic realizations. Phonemic neutralization can be fun. :-) Another possibility would be a merger of /l/ and /m/, so that /VlmbV/ becomes [VnbV], likewise /VlNgV/ would be [VngV], while /VlndV/ would be [VndV]. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42