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