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Origins of [i\]

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, February 22, 2009, 20:56
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.



Steven A. Williams <ignisglaciesque@...>
Steven A. Williams <ignisglaciesque@...>
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