The Rise and Fall of l Sandhi in California Algic

@article{Blevins2007TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Fall of l Sandhi in California Algic},
  author={Juliette Blevins and Andrew Garrett},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={2007},
  volume={73},
  pages={72 - 93}
}
The two Algic languages of California, Wiyot and Yurok, have comparable external sandhi patterns whereby initial h surfaces as l after certain preverbs. We argue that h ⇒ l sandhi in each language originated by the reanalysis of final l in certain preverbs after the presence of l had become opaque. The former presence of l in these preverbs is shown by other internal evidence and Algonquian comparison. Despite the similarity of the sandhi patterns, we conclude that they do not support the… 
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