12.2081, Qs: Sound Change, Caribbean language policies

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Subject: 12.2081, Qs: Sound Change, Caribbean language policies

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Date:  Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:22:45 -0400
From:  Marc Picard <picard at vax2.concordia.ca>
Subject:  The sound change /l/ > /t/

2)
Date:  Wed, 22 Aug 2001 09:57:59 +0200
From:  "Nathalie Schlosser" <nathalie.schlosser at rz.hu-berlin.de>
Subject:  Caribbean language policies

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:22:45 -0400
From:  Marc Picard <picard at vax2.concordia.ca>
Subject:  The sound change /l/ > /t/


In the Western Algonkian languages Cheyenne (C) and Blackfoot (B),
Proto-Algonkian (PA) *l has seemingly changed directly to /t/, i.e.,
without going through an intermediate stage /d/, e.g., PA *niilawa > B
/niisto-/, PA *ileniwa 'man' > C /hetane/. Does anybody know of other
languages where /l/ > /t/ can be similarly posited or, better yet,
where [l] and [t] are in complementary distribution?

Marc Picard


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Wed, 22 Aug 2001 09:57:59 +0200
From:  "Nathalie Schlosser" <nathalie.schlosser at rz.hu-berlin.de>
Subject:  Caribbean language policies



Dear linguists,

I am quite interested in any information concerning Caribbean language
policies and the current status of (English-based) creoles in the
Caribbean in general (e.g. attitudes, language planning, school
systems).

Linguistic references as well as articles from Caribbean newspapers and
personal statements about the language debate are very welcome.

Please send any information to

nathalie.schlosser at rz.hu-berlin.de

Thanks in advance,

Nathalie Schlosser

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