ERIC Number: ED357656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Numic [r] Is Not a Spirant.
Armagost, James L.; McLaughlin, John E.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v18 p131-142 1993
Virtually all scholars working on Numic languages have called [r] a spirant or listed it, without comment, as resulting from spirantization. However, Central Numic shows that [r] results from an early rule of tap formation applying to /t/, with subsequent application of spirantization then affecting other stops. When this analysis is extended to Western and Southern Numic, the result is that in no Numic language has [r] ever belonged to a series of spirants. (Contains 20 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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