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Aymara

(Peru; Aymaran)

Summary:
Roots with /l/, /r/ or /n/ followed by /w/ have alternate pronunciations which involve the process of metathesis.
Examples:
cilwi
~
ciwli
'baby chick'
k'anwa
~
k'awna
'egg'
pirwa
~
piwra
'bin'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
c = voiceless palatal affricate
k' = glottalized voiceless velar stop

Last Updated: 6/20/2007
References:
eliabeth hume's home page | OSU Linguistics home page