ERIC Number: ED054658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Notes on the Phonological History of the Austronesian Languages of the Sarmi Coast.
Grace, George W.
This study analyzes the sound correspondences of six Oceanic languages using reconstructed forms from Proto-Oceanic as a frame of reference. Sobei, Wakde, Masimasi, Anus, Bojgo, and Tarpia provide the cognates used in the analysis. Consonants and vowels are analyzed, and sound correspondences are examined for regularity of development and possible statements of generality. Canonical forms are also dicussed and compared. A large number of individual segments cannot be fully explained because the list of available cognates is small. There seem to be many more conditioned changes than have been found in many Oceanic languages. More information is needed, and more serious field study is recommended. The list of cognates used is included along with a list of references. (VM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Linguistics.
Note: In Working Papers in Linguistics, v2 n9 p55-104 Dec 1970