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Udi

(Azerbaijan; Northeast Caucasian, Lezgian)

Summary:
In the verb morphology, a stop or affricate metathesizes with a fricative.
Examples:
a. -des- > -st'-

tadesun
>
tast'un
'to give'

b. -tSs- > -StS or -stS-

mutSsun
>
muStSun
'to kiss'
etSsun
>
estSun
'to carry'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
Perceptual Enhancement (Hume 1997, 1998, 2000): Shifting the stop or affricate in metathesis from pre-consonantal position to postvocalic position enhances the perceptibility of the consonant given the presence of the vowel transition .
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
t' = glottalized voiceless dental stop
S = voiceless palatal fricative

Last Updated: 6/19/2007
References:
eliabeth hume's home page | OSU Linguistics home page