ERIC Number: ED081249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Evidence of a Consonant Shift in 7th Century Japanese.
Ramsey, S. Robert; Unger, J. Marshall
This paper attempts to certify that certain changes in voicing and aspiration, namely the shift from Kan'on to Go'on, occurred during the proto-Japanese period. Based on Middle Chinese data, proto-Korean-Japanese systems, Tibetan transcriptions of Chinese texts, and internal Japanese evidence, the authors date the transition roughly in the 7th century. A bibliography of referneces is included. (DD)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Japanese Linguistics Workshop.
Note: In Papers in Japanese Linguistics, v1 n2 p278-295 Dec 72