/Vlk/ --> /Vhk/ --> /Vk/

Rudolph C Troike rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Mon Nov 13 09:04:24 UTC 2000

Disagreeing with my good friend Don Lance, Southern /SrImp/ becoming
/srImp/ (loss of contrast of /S/:/s/ before /r/) is in no way parallel to
the vocalization and loss of /l/ in the context V__k (or more generally
V__C). The closest thing to an inverse parallel is Southern loss of /r/
following a (voiceless) dental fricative and preceding a back vowel, as in
"from", "throw", "through".


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