[Lingtyp] Phonological differences of alienable vs. inalienable possession

Marie-Luise Popp marie_luise.popp at uni-leipzig.de
Fri Jan 28 11:10:15 UTC 2022

Dear all,

I'm looking for languages, in which alienable and inalienable possession 
is marked by the same set (or at least - phonologically similar) 
exponents, yet do these exponents undergo different phonological 
processes in alienable vs. inalienable possession.

In Ojibwe, for example, vowel hiatus is resolved via consonant 
epenthesis in alienable possession, but via deletion in inalienable 

If anyone knows of more languages of this type, I would be grateful for 
references and comments.


Luise (Leipzig University)


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