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Quechua (Cuzco)

(Central Cuzco, Peru; Quechuan)

Summary:
a. Two sonorants optionally metathesize across an intervening vowel.
b. Two adjacent stops optionally metathesize.
Examples:
a. Sonorant metathesis

lamran ~ ranram 'alder tree'
qaraywa ~ qaraway 'lizard'
yuraq ~ ruyaq 'white'

b. Stop metathesis
rakrt"a ~ ratk"a 'thick'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
a. [l] and [r] alternate in word initial position.
Symbols:
t" = aspirated voiceless alveolar stop
k" = aspirated voiceless velar stop

Last Updated: 6/18/2007
References:
eliabeth hume's home page | OSU Linguistics home page