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Phonological Evidences Which Separate and Unite Mamboro Language from Proto Wanokaka-Anakalang in Sumba Group of Languages

Author(s): Budasi I. G.

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 14;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Retention | split | monophthongization | substitution | retention | types of phonological changes

This article describes the separating and uniting phonological evidences of Proto Wanokaka-Anakalang (PWn-An) and Mamboro language (Mb) reflected from the phonological changes of the Proto Mamboro-Wanokaka-Anakalang (PMb-Wn-An) phonemes. The description is based on the types of phonological changes suggested by Jeffers and Lehiste (1979). This article shows that the three phonemes of PMb-Wn-An were found ‘retention’ in PWn-An, but underwent ‘split’ in Mb and one phoneme underwent ‘monophthongization’. One phoneme of PMb-Wn-An underwent ‘substitution’, in PWn-An, but ‘retention’ in Mb. One phoneme of PMb-Wn-An was found ‘split’ in PWn-An, but ‘retention’ in Mb. Whereas, the uniting evidences show that three PMb-Wn-An phonemes were found ‘retention’ both in PWn-An and Mb. One phoneme of PMb-Wn-An underwent ‘split’ both in PWn-An as well as in Mb.
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