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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 >this means.
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). Basilius -