165208Re: Vowel Harmony?
- Sep 11, 2009staving Roger Mills:
> --- On Fri, 9/11/09, Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@...>Yes, they're all possible. Imagine that a recent ancestor had a 3-vowel
>> staving Roger Mills:
>>> Your system seems to involve a recusive umlaut rule--
>> V1 is affected
>>> by V2, then V2 by V3. You refer to the underlying /a i
>> u/, but do
>>> these vowels ever actually occur in 1st or 2nd
>> syllables? Where is
>>> the stress (perhaps word-final?), and does it matter?
>> It's certainly possible for apical vowels to occur in first
>> sylables, for example
>> kafanu > kafonu
> Aha. I had'nt thought that through. I suppose kafana, kifini, kifynu,
> kufunu, kufona etc. are possible too?
system, and feature-spreading occured.
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