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Sinhalese (Sinhala)

(Sri Lanka; Indo-European, Sinhalese-Maldivian)

Summary:
The order of the consonants in some CVC sequences in Modern Sinhalese words is opposite to that found in Sanskrit.
Examples:
Modern Sinhalese

keNera
'she-elephant'
cf. kaNe:ru- (in Pa., Pk.)
< kare:Nu- (in Sk.)
vahan
'sandals'
cf. upa:hana: (in Pa.)
uva:Naha:, pa:Naha:,
pa:haNa:, va:haNa: (in Pk.)
< upa:nah- (in Sk.)
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
N = retroflexed alveolar nasal

Last Updated: 6/19/2007
References:
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