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Re: Phaleran Update: Ordinal allomorphy; Phaleran dialectology:near/far distinction in Phalitlai

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 7:39
Quoting Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>:

> "Thomas R. Wier" wrote: > > 3 meo myul > > 4 teo tyul > > What causes the eo -> yu change?
In most dialects, there is a restriction on the number of morae per syllable to 2 per syllable. Different dialects handle this in different ways. Some, like the standard, unround the vowel and turn it into the nearest glide (the protoform is from C'|ali *_möu_ and *_töu_ respectively). Other dialects monopthongize it to get the following: 3 meo mul 4 teo tul Still others obliterate a distinction entirely, to get: 3 myu myul 4 tyu tyul ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>Phaleran Update: Ordinal allomorphy; Phalerandialectology:near/far distinction in Phalitlai