Proto-Aztecan Vowels: Part I

  title={Proto-Aztecan Vowels: Part I},
  author={Lyle Campbell and Ronald W. Langacker},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={85 - 102}
5. The cognate sets below, numbered (1)-(198), yield for the most part fairly straightforward PA reconstructions. The list contains most of the Pochutec forms for which GA cognates are available. Highly problematic sets are omitted, as are a handful of very obvious late loans; further research will no doubt turn up further cognates shared by Po and GA, but not terribly many. Naturally, a substantial number of PA reconstructions can be made on the basis of GA alone, in conjunction with UA data… 

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    International Journal of American Linguistics
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    International Journal of American Linguistics
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