A seemingly on-going sound change in Takuu language of Papua New Guinea: historical and theoretical implications

@article{Davletshin2015ASO,
  title={A seemingly on-going sound change in Takuu language of Papua New Guinea: historical and theoretical implications},
  author={A. Davletshin},
  journal={Journal of Language Relationship},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={1 - 20}
}
  • A. Davletshin
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Language Relationship
  • The Takuu language of Papua New Guinea shows both the lateral [l] and the flap rhotic [r] as regular reflexes of Proto-Nuclear-Polynesian *l. Older speakers tend to pronounce it closer to [r] and younger speakers closer to [l]. This situation is likely to be described as a sound change in progress (r → l). However, it is possible to show that distribution of [l] and [r] is predictable, depending on strictly defined phonological environments and the age of the speaker. Thus, a seemingly on-going… CONTINUE READING
    3 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Beyond trochaic shortening: A survey of Central Pacific languages
    • 2
    • PDF
    The distribution of phoneme inventory and language evolution
    • 1
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 40 REFERENCES
    A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako
    • 23
    From Oriori to the Everly Brothers: Observations on the Music of Nukumanu
    • 5
    How Chiefs Come to Power: The Political Economy in Prehistory
    • 623
    Sikaiana vocabulary: Na male ma na talatala o Sikaiana. Honiara, Solomon Islands: published by the author through a grant from the South Pacific Cultures Fund of the Australian Government
    • 1987
    Grammar and comparative study of the language of Kapingamarangi: Texts and wordlists. Typescript
    • 1950