language use in relocated language communities
|Author:||John & Debbie Clifton|
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I am working on the possible relationships between VOT and stress. I
am concerned in particular with alternations as the one shown by
proto-Germanic (Verner's law) or by chinook (E. Sapir, Sound patterns
in language, 1925) :
WApul ''night'' / waBULmax ''nights''
(capitals = stressed syllable)
My questions are :
(1) Do you know of other examples of such alternations?
(2) Do you know of cases in which VOT either behaves differently :
i.e. *WAbul / *waPULmax,
or involves another feature :
e.g. *WAphul / *waPULmax ?
(3) In any case, could you please let me know the basic rule
governing stress directionality in the language(s) at issue
(left>right or right>left)?
Thank you very much for your help. I'll post a summary of the responses.
Joaquim Brandao de Carvalho
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