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Consonant Insertions: A synchronic and diachronic account of Amfo'an

Culhane, Kirsten


This thesis is a study of synchronic consonant insertions in Amfo'an, a variety of Meto (Austronesian) spoken in Western Timor. Amfo'an attests synchronic consonant insertion in two environments: before vowel-initial enclitics and to mark the right edge of the noun phrase. This constitutes two synchronic processes; the first is a process of epenthesis, while the second is a phonologically conditioned affixation process. Which consonant is inserted is determined by the preceding vowel: /ʤ/...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (Honours)
DOI: 10.25911/5cc975ee25843


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