(Fwd) i and r

Frank Lichtenberk f.lichtenberk at AUCKLAND.AC.NZ
Sat Dec 9 12:24:20 UTC 1995

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From:     Self <ANTNOV1/FRL>
Subject:  i and r
Date:     Thu, 7 Dec 1995 13:40:23

Concerning the affinity of i and r mentioned by P. McConvell:

In Kwaio (Austronesian), l and r (alveolar flap) are in
complementary distribution: l before a, o, e; r before i and u.
(There are no consonant clusters in the language.)  See Keesing,
Roger, 1985, Kwaio Grammar.

Frank Lichtenberk

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