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Mandaic

(Iran; Semitic, Aramaic)

Summary:
Two diachronic metatheses are reported in the literature.
a. 'h' and '?' metathesize with a preceding consonant.
b. A retroflex metathesizes with a nonadjacent lateral.
Examples:
a. 'h' and '?' metathesize with a preceding consonant.

yarha: > yahra: 'mouth'
tir?a: > ti?ra: (> tra:) 'door'

cf. eThambal 'was spoiled' where 'h' is the first consonant of the root.

b. Metathesis is also reported in words containing two or more liquids.

Salwa:ra ~ Sarwa:la 'trousers' cf. Persian Salwa:r
raSkal ~ laSkar no gloss given cf. Persian lasSkOr
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
S = voiceless alveo-palatal fricative
' = stress marker
? = voiceless glottal stop
O = front rounded mid vowel
T = voiceless interdental fricative

Last Updated: 6/18/2007
References:
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