A Typological Overview of Consonant Mutation

  title={A Typological Overview of Consonant Mutation},
  author={John Merrill and U. C. Berkeley and Celtic and Irish}
Consonant mutation describes a system of alternation between consonant phonemes that is not predictable based only on the phonological environment. An oft-cited example comes from the West African language Fula, in which the initial consonant of nouns can change from singular to plural. sg. pl. gor-ko wor-ɓe 'man' mbaal-u baal-i 'sheep' haak-o kaak-e 'leaf… CONTINUE READING