24.2065, Qs: Epenthesis of /l/ and /n/

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Subject: 24.2065, Qs: Epenthesis of /l/ and /n/

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Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 12:31:28
From: Mike Cahill [mike_cahill at sil.org]
Subject: Epenthesis of /l/ and /n/

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A colleague working in an underdocumented language has found in certain vowel
hiatus situations that /l/ is epenthesized to break up a VVV sequence, but if
the first vowels are nasalized, then /n/ is epenthesized. Are there other
similar cases out there? If not this exact case, I'd appreciate references to
either epenthetic /l/ or /n/.
 

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