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LINGUIST List 19.2071

Sun Jun 29 2008

Qs: /l/-Palatalization in Complex Onsets

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        1.    Daniela Müller, /l/-Palatalization in Complex Onsets

Message 1: /l/-Palatalization in Complex Onsets
Date: 29-Jun-2008
From: Daniela Müller <daniela-muellergmx.de>
Subject: /l/-Palatalization in Complex Onsets
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Dear List Members,

A colleague and I are working on the palatalization of /l/ in complex
onsets, i.e. in the absence of a following palatal /i/ or /j/, a process
that took place in Italian and various other dialects of Romance languages.

(1) lat. PLATEAM > it. piazza
(2) germ. BLANK > it. bianco
(3) lat. CLAVEM > it. chiave
(4) lat. GLACIEM > it. ghiaccio
(5) lat. FLOREM > it. fiore

We would like to know whether
1. Anyone knows of any phonetic studies that have been conducted on this
subject, since we have been unable to locate one.
2. Anyone has encountered this phenomenon in a non-Romance language.

If there are enough responses, we will post a summary to the List.

Thanks in advance for your answers!

Daniela Müller
Universitat de Tolosa 2 - Lo Miralh

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

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