ERIC Number: ED344481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Underlying Nasals in Crow, Hidatsa and Proto-Missouri River (Siouan).
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v14 n2 p57-67 1989
The allophonic variation in the quality of the resonant consonants of two Missouri River (Siouan) languages, Crow and Hidatsa, has not previously been studied adequately. Evidence is provided in this paper that /m/ and /n/ are the best representations for the underlying resonants in Hidatsa as well as Crow and Proto-Missouri River. Establishing the correct phonemic analysis of these sounds is important not only for the synchronic description of them, but also for reconstruction of the history of the sounds in Proto-Siouan. A phonemic analysis of resonants in Crow and Hidatsa is presented, followed by a discussion of the implications of the synchronic analyses for Proto-Missouri River. Contains 14 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Crow; Hidatsa; Nasality; Siouan Languages
Note: In: Ok, Jong-seok, Ed. and Taneri, Mubeccel, Ed. Studies in Native American Languages V; see FL 020 310.