LINGUIST List 7.62

Sat Jan 13 1996

Misc: Unusual Sound Changes t > h, Disc: Word Stress

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  1. John E. Koontz, Unusual Sound Changes t > h
  2. Thomas Bloor, Re: 7.52, Disc: Word Stress

Message 1: Unusual Sound Changes t > h

Date: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 13:49:04 MST
From: John E. Koontz <koontzboulder.nist.gov>
Subject: Unusual Sound Changes t > h


In need to correct a remark in Wald's Summary on Unusual Sound Changes
(t > h):

>In further communication, when I suggested the preceding criticism to
John, he >said that he was aware of it and agreed. He added that the
extension of *t >(add appropriate features) > c/j to /_ back vowel
might have been facilitated >by retroflexion of the back vowels,
something he had personally observed in >some other Southeast Amerind
languages, e.g., Quapaw, and is an areal feature.

In fact this comment was offered by Robert Rankin, with whom I was
corresponding on the side, and whose personal observations it
reflects. I think I said as much, but perhaps I was unclear. My
apologies to Rankin and to Wald.

John E. Koontz
NIST:CAML:DCISD 888.02 Boulder, CO
john.koontznist.gov
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Message 2: Re: 7.52, Disc: Word Stress

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 12:03:50 GMT
From: Thomas Bloor <T.Blooraston.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 7.52, Disc: Word Stress



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Further to david Branner's comments on what he considered doubtful
items in Lloyd holliday's list (which I didn't see), the pronunciation
'extrordinary' (merging the a with o, which is stressed) and the
pronunciation 'febuary' , both listed as American are widespread in
British English (as are the alternatives). Tom Bloor > >
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