From the intimate life of Turkic sonorant consonants
2013 (English)In: Turkic languages, ISSN 1431-4983, Vol. 17, no 1,2, 176-181 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The paper discusses the roles of Turkic sonorant consonants in contact with certain obstruents, arguing against an alleged sound law according to which Old Turkic obstruents became voiceless after stem-final n, l, r, as a result of dissimilation. It is assumed that original dental, velar and affricate stops had become weak fricatives in intervocalic position. With the loss of Proto-Turkic short final stem-vowels, the fricatives came into direct contact with the sonorants and assimilated to them, turning into weak stops. The weak cluster nǰ emerged in the same way as nd, ld, rg, etc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 17, no 1,2, 176-181 p.
Turkic languages, historical phonology
Languages and Literature
Research subject Turkic languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-277391DiVA: diva2:904892