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Clallam

(Washington, northeastern Olympic Peninsula; Salishan, Straits)

Summary:
Many roots show metathesis in aspectual opposition.
Examples:
Nonactual Actual  
qq'í qíq'- 'tie up'
pk'wE'- pE'k'w- 'smoke'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
q' = glottalized voiceless uvular stop
k'w = glottalized voiceless labio-velar stop
E = mid central vowel ('schwa')
E' = mid central vowel with primary stress

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