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Tubatulabal

(South Central California; Uto-Aztecan, Northern Uto-Aztecan)

Summary:
The consonant h metathesizes with a following word-final glide.
Examples:
ponihwiN
'of the skunk'
poniwh
'the skunk'
ha?ayahli
'the trout (obj.)'
ha?ayall
'the trout (subj.)'
tsohni?iN
'my gray fish'
tsonn
'his gray fish'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
/h/ assimilates to a following liquid or nasal.

/ha?ayahl/ --> [ha?ayall] 'the trout (subj.)'
/tsohn/ --> [tsonn] 'his gray fish'
Symbols:
N = velar nasal
? = voiceless glottal stop

Last Updated: 6/19/2007
References:
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