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Mokilese

(Mokil Atoll, Micronesia; Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian)

Summary:
Free variation in the order of a labial and velar stop is reported in five words in the language. As Sheldon Harrison (p.c) points out, the process is not otherwise regular.
Examples:
[apkas] ~ [akpas] ---> ‘now’
[dipkelkel] ~ [dikpelkel] ---> ‘to stumble’
[kapki:la] ~ [kakpi:la] ---> ‘to drop’
[apwkan] ~ [akpwan] ---> ‘in a little while’
[epwki] ~ [ekpwi] ---> ‘hundred’
Conditions:
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Motivation:
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Symbols:
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Last Updated: 6/18/2007
References:
eliabeth hume's home page | OSU Linguistics home page