LINGUIST List 17.2946|
Sun Oct 08 2006
Qs: Interrogative and Relative Pronouns; Glottal Stops and Codas
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Interrogative and Relative Pronouns
Glottal Stops and Codas
Message 1: Interrogative and Relative Pronouns
From: Janet Fodor <jfodorgc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Interrogative and Relative Pronouns
We would like information, from as many languages as possible, about the
relationship between interrogative and relative pronouns. Particularly we
wish to know whether or not these are historically, morphologically and/or
phonologically related. (Our ultimate interest is whether learners might
mistake one for the other, with consequent complications for syntax
We emphasize that languages where the two are unrelated are as of much
interest to us as those in which they are related.
Thanks to all who can contribute data on this.
Message 2: Glottal Stops and Codas
From: Mark Donohue <markdonohue.cc>
Subject: Glottal Stops and Codas
Glottal stops in north Australian languages are phonotactically constrained
to only appear in codas; some languages of adjacent Indonesia with glottal
stops either show restrictions on their position (Sawu/Hawu: glottal stops
cannot begin words) or evidence for repositioning (Palu'e: glottal stops
cannot begin a word, and vowels preceding a medial glottal stop show
Does anyone know of anything addressing the position in which glottal stops
may appear? I'm not talking about initial epenthetic glottal stops in
languages such as Tagalog, but underlying segments that appear to disfavour
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