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Betreft: Re: Consonant Harmony?

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Thursday, February 17, 2000, 10:06
>>> Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> 02/17 2:47 >>>
nicole perrin wrote:
> I was toying with the idea of vowel harmony in a new lang, but I never > really liked it as a trait, so I got curious. Are there any natlangs > that use "consonant harmony?"
Yes. I believe it's Guaraní, a native american language spoken in Peru (?) that has a nasal harmony rule, where all consonants in a word must be either nasal or non-nasal [if it is Guaraní, then I suspect that that name was applied by another tribe] -----> It is one of the official languages of Paraguay. Nicole, if you want exampoles I can post some tomorrow (I have nothing here at the office). Guaraní is really a written form for [waraní]. The /w/ is not affected by nasality. Rob