LINGUIST List 17.2946
Sun Oct 08 2006
Qs: Interrogative and Relative Pronouns; Glottal Stops and Codas
Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows
Interrogative and Relative Pronouns
Glottal Stops and Codas
Message 1: Interrogative and Relative Pronouns
From: Janet Fodor <jfodorgc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Interrogative and Relative Pronouns
We would like information, from as many languages as possible, about therelationship between interrogative and relative pronouns. Particularly wewish to know whether or not these are historically, morphologically and/orphonologically related. (Our ultimate interest is whether learners mightmistake one for the other, with consequent complications for syntaxacquisition.)
We emphasize that languages where the two are unrelated are as of muchinterest to us as those in which they are related.
Thanks to all who can contribute data on this.
Message 2: Glottal Stops and Codas
From: Mark Donohue <markdonohue.cc>
Subject: Glottal Stops and Codas
Glottal stops in north Australian languages are phonotactically constrainedto only appear in codas; some languages of adjacent Indonesia with glottalstops either show restrictions on their position (Sawu/Hawu: glottal stopscannot begin words) or evidence for repositioning (Palu'e: glottal stopscannot begin a word, and vowels preceding a medial glottal stop showclosed-syllable allophones.
Does anyone know of anything addressing the position in which glottal stopsmay appear? I'm not talking about initial epenthetic glottal stops inlanguages such as Tagalog, but underlying segments that appear to disfavouronset realisations.
-Mark DonohueMonash University