- Language Family
- West Germanic
West Saxon resembles a few other Old English dialects (e.g. the Mercian dialect) in that it underwent i-mutation with slight vowel differences. The stem /a/ vowel after metathesis is argued to be deleted.
Type(s) of metathesis
|a. CV||Diachronic||Obligatory||Adjacent||Root-internal, between root and suffix|
Case types and qualities
- High front
lufa-i-an > lufige 'love' (cf. lufian)
No conditions could be found
No motivations could be found
Keyser, Samuel J. 1975. Metathesis and Old English phonology. Linguistic Inquiry 6:377-411.