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Query:   summary of responses re: query on hi vowels and dorsal consonants
Author:  Dave & Julie Eberhard
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Phonetics
Phonology

Summary:   REPLIES TO FOLLOWING QUERY REGARDING LINK BETWEEN [+HI] VOWELS & DORSAL
CONSONANTS (LINGUIST 13.3174):

QUERY:
THIS QUESTION HAS TO DO WITH THE SPREADING OF PLACE FEATURES FROM
VOWELS TO CONSONANTS. THE MAMAINDE LANGUAGE HAS A SPREADING PROCESS WHERE
THE HIGH FRONT VOWEL SPREADS [+HI] TO THE CODA, CREATING A DORSAL, OR VELAR,
OR [+HI] PLACE OF ARTICULATION IN THE CONSONANT. THE OUTPUT IS NOT A PALATAL
CONSONANT BUUT A TRUE VELAR. THIS IS HARD TO EXPLAIN VIA CLEMENT'S UNIFIED
FEATURE THEORY, OR ANY OTHER ARTICULATOR THEORY FOR THAT MATTER SINCE [HI]
IS NOT AVAILABLE AS A FEATURE FOR CONSONANTS (THEY ALLOW OPEN AT THE
APERTURE NODE BUT THIS APPLIES ONLY TO VOWELS).

HAS ANYONE DONE OR SEEN ANY RESEARCH WHICH SHOWS HIGH VOWELS SPREADING
THE HI FEATURE TO CONSONANTS AND CREATING DORSALS (OR VELARS)?

RESPONSES:


FROM:

LL Issue: 13.3330
Date Posted: 17-Dec-2002
Original Query: Read original query