A Chinookan Phonetic Law

  title={A Chinookan Phonetic Law},
  author={Edward Sapir},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={105 - 110}
  • E. Sapir
  • Published 1 January 1926
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
It is the purpose of this paper to show how the operation of a phonetic law, hitherto unnoticed, brought about a number of irregularities in the use of pronominal elements in Chinookan. Certain incidental inferences on more fundamental points of Chinookan linguistic history also suggest themselves. These will be briefly referred to at the end of the paper. If we examine the Chinookan system of transitive and intransitive pronominal prefixes of the verb and corresponding possessive prefixes of… 
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