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Basaa

(Cameroon; Niger-Congo, Narrow Bantu)

Summary:
'h' metathesizes with a preceding consonant in the Indirective Causative forms.
Examples:
Unsuffixed Indirect Causative Nominalised   
lE'l le'hla` lE'lE^k 'cross'
te`N ti`hNa` te`Ne`k 'tie'
a`t e`hda` a`da`k 'unite'


cf.

ko'bo^l
ko'bla`ha`
ko'bla`k
'peel'
pi'd i^p
pi'dBa`ha`
pi'dBa`k
'hate'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
E = mid central unrounded vowel (schwa)
' = high tone (V' = vowel with high tone)
` = low tone (V` = vowel with low tone)
^ = falling tone (V^ = vowel with falling tone)
N = velar nasal consonant
B = voiced bilabial implosive

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