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Ilocano

(Northwestern Luzon, La Union and Ilocos provinces; Austronesian, Northern Philippine)

Summary:
When comparing Tagalog and Ilocano, the distant metathesis of t...s to s...t is observed in Ilocano.
Examples:
Tagalog Ilocano  
taNis saNit 'weep'
tubus subbot 'redeem'
tigis sigit 'decant'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
N = voiced velar nasal

See Mielke and Hume (2001) on the issue of adjacency in metathesis.

Last Updated: 6/13/2007
References:
eliabeth hume's home page | OSU Linguistics home page