Coronals and inflections
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 10, 2007, 15:32|
Claes Garlén notes in _Svenskans fonologi_ (Studentlitteratur, 1988) that the
inflectional endings of Swedish contain only coronal consonants (and vowels),
and goes on to say that coronals predominate in such endings the world over.
That is true as far as I can tell, but my typological knowledge is heavily
biased towards IE languages. Can anyone here expand on the matter; and in
particular, is there an explanation for it?