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Help on Sound Changes

From:Santiago Matías Feldman <iskun20@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 17:33

I need some advice on my sound changes from Latin into
my Romlang "Laturslav".

In the inventory of phonemes, I decided to include the
fricatives /S/, /Z/ and the affricates /tS/ and /ts/.
No /dZ/ there.

So, I chose a usual sound change in Romanian (I think)
and in many Slavic languages: /t/ ---> /ts/ before
/j/,  and /k/ ----> /ts/ before 'e' and 'i':

informatio ---> informacya (where c is /ts/)
caelum ----> cel           (idem)

But then, I discovered that if I applied those sound
changes, Laturslav would be full of /ts/'s and I don't
want that to happen.
Therefore, I decided to replace those sound changes
with these:

/t/ ---> /s/
/k/ ---> /s/
(this is like in my native dialect of Spanish)

But I found that that would mean the absence of /ts/,
and I don't want that either.

So, the question is, how can I manage to keep /ts/
present in the language to a minimum, while at the
same time applying the changes of /t/ and /k/ to /s/?

That is, where can /ts/ derive from?

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

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