Discontinuous nasal spread in Yaminahua

Statement of Responsibility:
Loos, Eugene E
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Series Issue:
2006-001
Date:
2006
Publisher:
SIL International
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 2006-001
Extent:
20 pages
Abstract:

Rachel Walker's (1998) analysis of the universal characteristics of nasal spread provided a unified account of nasal spread that enabled the formulation of predictable spread patterns. The present analysis presents a new type of data not included in Walker's account: Yaminahua (Panoan) diverges significantly from hitherto identified patterns of nasal spread by allowing nasalization to skip over intervening nasalizable segments. By positing nasal autosegments this paper provides a rationale for the Yaminahua exceptions to Walker's universal pattern.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Peru
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Subject:
Nasalization
nasal spread
Panoan language group
Peru
Phonological change
Yaminahua
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Entry Number:
7856