[Lingtyp] question about sound alternation/change

Olle Engstrand olle at ling.su.se
Sat Apr 4 11:02:52 UTC 2015

In a small, half forgotten data base of historical sound change I find ʧ > t for Proto-Wintun (>Patwin; Shepherd 2005: 5-7), and for Proto-Algonquian (> Blackfoot; Berman 2006: 365). But I don’t know whether this is a  reliable reconstruction at all. 

Olle Engstrand
Prof. em. of Phonetics
> On 04 Apr 2015, at 12:32, Eitan Grossman <eitan.grossman at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm interested in the extent to which synchronic alternations or sound changes like [c] > [t] are common (or not). The palatal 'input' could also be an affricate [t͡ʃ], the important thing being that the result is a dental or alveolar [t]-like segment.
> If anyone has examples of such a process, whether as a synchronic alternation or as a documented or reconstructible sound change, I'd be very happy to hear about it, and to post a summary.
> Thanks and happy holidays to all!
> Eitan
> Eitan Grossman
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> Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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