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Query Details

Query Subject:   /l/-Palatalization in Complex Onsets
Author:   Daniela Müller
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonetics

Query:   Dear List Members,

A colleague and I are working on the palatalization of
in complex
onsets, i.e. in the absence of a following palatal /i/ or /j/, a process
that took place in Italian and various other dialects of Romance languages.

(1) lat. PLATEAM > it. piazza
(2) germ. BLANK > it. bianco
(3) lat. CLAVEM > it. chiave
(4) lat. GLACIEM > it. ghiaccio
(5) lat. FLOREM > it. fiore

We would like to know whether
1. Anyone knows of any phonetic studies that have been conducted on this
subject, since we have been unable to locate one.
2. Anyone has encountered this phenomenon in a non-Romance language.

If there are enough responses, we will post a summary to the List.

Thanks in advance for your answers!

Daniela Müller
Universitat de Tolosa 2 - Lo Miralh
LL Issue: 19.2071
Date posted: 29-Jun-2008


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