Proto Witotoan

Author(s):
Aschmann, Richard P
Description:

The author describes how, by making use only of evidence from languages spoken today, he reconstructed the protolanguage of six languages found in the Amazonian areas of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

Table of Contents:

Foreword

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 Bora
    1.2 Muinane
    1.3 Nipode Huitoto
    1.4 Minica Huitoto
    1.5 Murui Huitoto
    1.6 Ocaina
    1.7 Accent and Tone

  3. Proto Bora-Muinane
  4. 2.1-2.5 Consonant Reflexes
    2.1 The palatalization process
    2.2 Aspiration and devoicing of stops in Bora
    2.3 Fricativization in Muinane
    2.4 Loss of glottal
    2.5 Reflexes of PBM *g

    2.6-2.7 Vowel reflexes
    2.6 The vowel rotation
    2.7 Vowel harmony in Muinane

    2.8-2.15 PBM sound changes
    2.8 Voiceless stops
    2.9 Voiced stops
    2.10 Glottal
    2.11 Fricatives
    2.12 Nasals
    2.13 Liquids
    2.14 Early vowel rules
    2.15 Later vowel rules (Muinane)

    2.16 Features not considered

  5. Proto Huitoto-Ocaina
  6. 3.1-3.5 Consonant reflexes
    3.1 Fricativization and implosives
    3.2 Alveolar and alveopalatal stops and affricates
    3.3 Nasal consonants
    3.4 Geminate consonants
    3.5 Loss of glottal

    3.6-3.7 Vowel reflexes
    3.6 Vowel system changes
    3.7 Nasalization

    3.8-3.14 PHO sound changes
    3.8 Voiceless stops
    3.9 Voiced stops
    3.10 Glottal
    3.11 Fricatives
    3.12 Nasals
    3.13 Semivowel
    3.14 Vowels

    3.15 Features not considered

  7. Proto Witotoan
  8. 4.1 Consonant reflexes
    4.2 Vowel reflexes

    4.3—4.10 PW sound changes
    4.3 Voiceless stops
    4.4 Voiced stops
    4.5 Glottal
    4.6 Fricatives
    4.7 Nasals
    4.8 Vowel umlaut process summary
    4.9 Pure vowels
    4.10 Diphthongs and **i

  9. In Summary
  10. 5.1 Witotoan sound changes
    5.2 The time frame
    5.3 Some theoretical considerations

  11. Comparative Wordlist

References

$18.00
Date:
1993
Extent:
viii, 159 pages
ISBN 13:
978-0883121894
Subject:
Comparative and historical studies
ISBN 10:
0883121891
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.35 in
Weight:
0.5 lb
Field:
Country:
Colombia
Content Language: