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Query Details


Query Subject:   Velarisation/Pharyngealisation of Laterals
Author:   Daniela Müller
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics
Phonology

Query:   Dear LINGUIST List members,

I am compiling examples of
-velarisation or -pharyngealisation, i.e. an
evolution of the lateral to any kind of velar/uvular/pharyngeal or labial
approximant, fricative or stop, or to a back or low vowel, in any position
of the word. The probably most well-known example of this sound
change would be the ongoing vocalisation of syllable-final
in English.

I have ample evidence for this phenomenon from a wide variety of Indo-
European languages, but haven’t found anything so far about
languages from outside the Indo-European family, so I was wondering
whether anyone knows about this process in a non-Indo-European
language.

This research is for my thesis, so any help would be appreciated. Of
course, I will post a summary with any answers I get.

Best regards,

Daniela Müller
LL Issue: 22.85
Date posted: 05-Jan-2011



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