Some Irregular Reflexes of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian Vowels in the Rejang Language of Sumatra

@article{McGinn1997SomeIR,
  title={Some Irregular Reflexes of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian Vowels in the Rejang Language of Sumatra},
  author={R. McGinn},
  journal={Diachronica},
  year={1997},
  volume={14},
  pages={67-107}
}
SUMMARYAt issue is the role of dialect evidence to explain certain irregular reflexes of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian vowels in Rejang. According to Blust (1984), the Musi dialect of Rejang seems to exemplify two types of sound change, one conditioned solely by phonological factors and the other by nonphonological (semantic or grammatical) factors; thus PMP *a irregularly failed to diphthongize in kin terms, and word-final *a, *i and *u irregularly failed to diphthongize in the pronouns. On the… 
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