An Alternative Reconstruction of Proto-Totonac-Tepehua1

  title={An Alternative Reconstruction of Proto-Totonac-Tepehua1},
  author={Carolyn J. MacKay and F. Trechsel},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={51 - 92}
This paper presents a reconstruction of the phonological inventory of Proto-Totonac-Tepehua (PTT) that differs significantly from previous reconstructions. The chief difference is that the PTT inventory proposed here includes a series of glottalized stops and affricates and does not include a series of laryngealized vowels. It is argued that it is easier to explain the correspondences among cognates in the Totonac and Tepehua languages if the protolanguage includes a series of glottalized stops… Expand
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