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From the intimate life of Turkic sonorant consonants
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
2013 (English)In: Turkic languages, ISSN 1431-4983, Vol. 17, no 1,2, 176-181 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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 emerged in the same way as nd, ld, rg, etc.

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2013. Vol. 17, no 1,2, 176-181 p.
Keyword [en]
Turkic languages, historical phonology
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Turkic languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-277391DiVA: diva2:904892
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