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Expanding the PAn consonant inventory

Norquest, Peter; Downey, Sean

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This paper provides evidence for three Proto Austronesian (PAn) phonemes that are preserved in several distinct languages and subgroups. These include distinctions between *p and *f, *l and *ɭ, and *k and *g. In addition, we assert that there is expanded evidence in Malayo-Polynesian for two currently recognized phonemes: *ʈ (PAn *C) and *c; evidence for the former has been restricted until now to the Formosan languages, and for the latter to a small group of languages in western Indonesia....[Show more]

CollectionsJournal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10572
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 6 (2013): 99-145

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