LINGUIST List 18.774|
Tue Mar 13 2007
Qs: Italian Prefix 'ri'; Nasal Perceptual Cues
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Italian Prefix 'ri'
Nasal Perceptual Cues
Message 1: Italian Prefix 'ri'
From: Muriel Norde <m.norderug.nl>
Subject: Italian Prefix 'ri'
In a paper from 2004, Haspelmath briefly mentions the development of the
Latin prefix ''re-'' into a flexible prefix ''ri-'' (as in ''ridevo fare''
'I must do it again') as an instance of antigrammaticalization.
Since I am working on a degrammaticalization monograph, I'd be grateful for
any comments on or references to this phenomenon, and will post a summary.
Thanks in advance!
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Haspelmath, Martin. 2004. “On directionality in language change with
particular reference to grammaticalization”. In Fischer, Olga, Muriel Norde
& Harry Perridon (eds) Up and down the cline - the nature of
grammaticalization, 17-44. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Message 2: Nasal Perceptual Cues
From: Zebulon Pischnotte <irowstrokehotmail.com>
Subject: Nasal Perceptual Cues
I am working with two dialects of Inupiaq. In one, a velar or uvular
consonant becomes a velar or uvular nasal if it comes into contact with
another nasal; in the other, the velar or uvular consonant will become a
voiced fricative, but not assimilate for nasality. In both dialects, other
places of articulation always assimilate for nasality if they come in
contact with a nasal.
Does anybody know of as study on perceptual confusability between the velar
[ŋ] and the uvular [N], or any other studies that might be relevant to this?
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