Cyclic alternations, was: Hey, what Su problem?
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2001, 18:58|
On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 21:27:18 -0500, Matthew Kehrt <matrix14@...> wrote:
>Hey! I actually have cyclical vowel mutations...if I'm right about waht
I meant A -> B while B -> C while C -> A, in same position.
>How unrealistic is this?
I think it depends on whether or not you can choose sound changes that
fit together to produce such alternations.
A scheme that may help: A -> B while B -> C while C -> D in certain
environments, then D and A merge paradigmatically (that is, as phonemes,
irrespective of the environment).