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Palauan Velar Nasals and the Diachronic Development of PMP Noun Phrases: A Response to Blust

@article{Reid2010PalauanVN,
  title={Palauan Velar Nasals and the Diachronic Development of PMP Noun Phrases: A Response to Blust},
  author={L. A. Reid},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  year={2010},
  volume={49},
  pages={436 - 477}
}
  • L. A. Reid
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Oceanic Linguistics
This paper is a response to the account by Robert Blust (in the December 2009 issue of this journal) of the origin of the Palauan velar nasals that are found at the beginning of otherwise vowel-initial words and at the end of some Palauan numerals. His claim that they are an “epenthetic” sound change rather than the result of morphological reanalysis is shown to be incorrect. Each of the three objections that Blust raised to the morphological solution of the “mysterious” Palauan velar nasals is… Expand

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