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dc.contributor.authorLackey, Trey
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-25T22:26:02Z
dc.date.available2019-03-25T22:26:02Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38625
dc.description.abstractIn a seminal text in the diachronic study of Oceanic languages, Malcolm Ross (1988:141,147) reports the sound change Proto-Oceanic *R > lk/_# in the language Kaiwa. A few lexical witnesses of this sound change are reported in that text, but otherwise it is not discussed in detail. Subsequent works that have mentioned Kaiwa have tended to implicitly reject the accuracy of this original claim or be ambivalent to it, but have continued to not address it in detail. This paper re-examines the literature discussing Kaiwa lexicon and phonology, provides some more apparent witnesses of this sound change, and ultimately concludes in favor of its historical veracity. The sound change is also discussed in the context of the wider history of Proto-Oceanic liquid phonemes in the Kaiwa lexicon, and we provide phonological motivation for the changes represented in this history.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Linguistics Society at UGAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUGA Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 4;3
dc.subjectOceanic languagesen_US
dc.subjecthistorical linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectphonologyen_US
dc.titleThe Development of Proto-Oceanic *R in Kaiwa (Iwal)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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