Re: [tied] Germanic Consonant Shifts
From: Sean Whalen
--- Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...
> On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 02:20:29 -0700 (PDT), Sean
> <stlatos@...> wrote:
> >C-sonorant-continuant > -aspirate / _ C-aspirate 2
> What is the use of this one?
It doesn't change anything for this set of rules
considered all at once but it's likely a long time
passed between this and the next relevant rule.
At the stage it takes place there would be a
distinction between voiceless, voiced, and voiced
aspirated. The aspirates would devoice before
voiceless and then deaspirate (bhranghtas>bhrankhtas>
bhranktas) so the distinctions would become erased
before the unmarked series.
I also assume that only obstruents are marked for
aspiration so the rule only applies to a cluster of
two obstruents. If I'm wrong, then I'll add more to
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