Re: U-umlaut & schwa shifts
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 16, 2006, 9:05|
staving John Vertical:
>*Does anyone have any creativ ideas for sound shifts starting from /@/?
>Mine are epenthetic, so deletion would be pointless. Assimilation with the
>following or preceding vowel comes first to my mind, but seems a little
>too obvious. I can also think of raising it to /i\/, but is there any
>precedent for that? Any other ideas are welcome too.
Lenition the preceeding consonant, and then assimilation of the schwa to
some feature of the following consonant (eg [@] > [U] before labials, [a]
before glottals, [E] before palatals)?