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Contrast in Inuit Consonant Inventories

@inproceedings{Compton2009ContrastII,
  title={Contrast in Inuit Consonant Inventories},
  author={Richard Compton},
  year={2009}
}
A number of authors have examined consonant alternations in Inuit (e.g. Thalbitzer (1904), Ulving (1953), Kaplan (1982), (1985)) and the related phenomena of fortition and lenition in Yupik. Voiceless stops and voiced continuants regularly alternate in Inuit dialects. While most of these alternations, such as those between /p/ and /v/, could be explained as the spread or insertion of the features [VOICE] and [CONTINUANT], there exist some puzzling alternations, such as that between /t/ and /j… Expand
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