Re: Voicing sandhi
|From:||Rik Roots <rikroots@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 24, 2001, 19:30|
> I haven't found/taken the time to work much on Tairezazh's grammar or vocab
> the last few weeks, but I've done some strictifying up on the voicing sandhi
>Nice. I like this sort of thing in languages. One of the oldest
"rules" in Gevey is that voiced consonants and voiceless consonants
can never sit next to each other. When two words with conflicting
voice consonants are placed next to each other, the first word's final
consonant cluster will change voice to match the second word's initial
consonant cluster's voice.
Being nasty, I've insisted that these spelling changes are shown in
the written language...
My voiced-voiceless pairs are fairly routine: b-p, j-c, d-t, dh-th,
v-f, g-k, gh-kh, z-s, and zh-sh.
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