A Counterintuitive Solution in Central Numic Phonology

  title={A Counterintuitive Solution in Central Numic Phonology},
  author={John E. Mclaughlin},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={158 - 181}
  • J. E. Mclaughlin
  • Published 1 April 1992
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family includes only three recognized languages (Panamint,2 Shoshoni, and Comanche),3 but (excluding the noncontiguous Comanche) covers almost a thousand land miles from one end to the other. The dialect diversity within this territory is interesting because of the insights that it brings to the historical phonology of the most phonetically divergent of the languages-Comanche. The Central Numic subbranch probably originated in the area between Owens… 

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