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Re: 'out-' affix in conlangs?

From:Alex Fink <000024@...>
Date:Saturday, August 30, 2008, 2:39
On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 21:30:58 -0400, John Vertical <johnvertical@...>

>On Sat, 16 Aug 2008 14:04:27 -0400, Alex Fink wrote: >>But many Spanishes have [M\] for weak /g/ (where some others have [G]), and >>[M\w] > [w] is if anything even a more natural change. I don't have the >>impression there's anything especially disfavoured about [Gw], though I >>can't think of a good example offhand. > >Hmm… there are several Athabaskan languages that distinguish /w G_w/ >(presumably inherited from PA) — but also several that don't. Does "several >demonstrated instances of stability" suffice, or do you want "in *most* >cases stable over long time-periods"?
The former is really all I wanted. Do you know more details about the Athabaskan developments? In particular, were there many isolated losses of /G_w/, that weren't part of more general changes either to the labialised velars or to the voiced fricatives? Alex