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Re: Origins of [i\]

From:Njenfalgar <njenfalgar@...>
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] > [7] > [u\] path of change? > > The New Zealand English [I] > [I\] > would seem to come close. > > /BP >
-- Idustvok va yentelkvil gifpir, puk gifpir, ivan kitil.