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Re: Sound shift question

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Monday, October 25, 2004, 20:05
Dirk Elzinga wrote:


> On Oct 25, 2004, at 6:45 AM, Thomas R. Wier wrote: > > > /th/ > /tx/ seems reasonable, as > > long as you say a really long VOT gets reinterpreted as frication > > (I seem to recall this happening in some Siouan language, but at the > > phonetic, not phonemic level). > > It's in Navajo; dunno about Siouan.
The same is true about Romani (Gypsy) in its East European dialects. All aspirates > cons. + /x/ clusters. Also, in its Russian dialect, /p_h4/ > /pS/, and in Kalderash dialect /tS_h/ > /s\/. -- Yitz "dj H3tj-9 t n Hqr m njw.t.f"