Anti-Homophony Effects in Dakelh (Carrier) Valence Morphology

  title={Anti-Homophony Effects in Dakelh (Carrier) Valence Morphology},
  author={Suzanne C. Gessner and Gunnar {\'O}lafur Hansson},
In Dakelh (Carrier), as in many other Athapaskan languages, valence prefixes and “inner subject” prefixes interact in a complex pattern involving a combination of consonant deletion and/or fusion and, in certain conditions, what looks like epenthesis. In this paper we investigate this apparent epenthesis effect, which is otherwise unexpected in this environment in Dakelh and is problematic in several aspects (Gessner 2003). We propose that the epenthesis should be understood as an anti… Expand
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