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/T/ -> /t_d/?

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Friday, October 29, 2004, 15:18

I have got two maybe a little stupid questions.

My first question is whether ...

(A) it would be likely that /T/ changes into /t_d/?

My naming language Ambrian has /T/ and /t/, but Ayeri has
only got /t_d/. Nevertheless I think /t_d/ can develop
easily to a fricative. So would it be ...

(B) sensible at all to have a sound change if the language
    at least in some dialects accepts /T/ (the ones near to
    the area where Ambrian is/was spoken? I guess /T/ would
    change to /s/ in conservative dialects, just like many
    Germans do because they're ashamed to pronounce /T/.


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