Re: Origins of [i\]
|Date:||Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 8:49|
In southern Vietnamese /i\/ and /3/ come from /i/ and /e/ plus velar, where
the velar changes to an alveolar (/ik/ -> [i\t]).
2009/2/22 Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
> Can anyone cite any examples of how [i\]
> has arisen in natlangs other than by
> unroounding of [u]? In particular I
> wonder if there is any attestation of
> an [e] >  > [u\] path of change?
> The New Zealand English [I] > [I\]
> would seem to come close.
Idustvok va yentelkvil gifpir, puk gifpir, ivan kitil.