The assimilation of Dravidian loans to Konkani phonological and morphological patterns

@article{Miranda1977TheAO,
  title={The assimilation of Dravidian loans to Konkani phonological and morphological patterns},
  author={Rocky V. Miranda},
  journal={Indo-Iranian Journal},
  year={1977},
  volume={19},
  pages={247-265}
}
After briefly reviewing the status of Konkani in the Dravidian area, and the extent of Dravidian influence on this Indo-Aryan language, the assimilation of Dravidian loan words to Konkani phonological and morphological patterns is examined in detail. In the process of accommodation, Dravidian loanwords have undergone various phonological modifications (such as syncope, apocope, vowel rounding, vowel raising, vowel lowering, palatalization, depalatalization, gemination, and degemination). They… 

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