- Language Family
Historical prefixes *ú- and *í- in Birom are synchronically realized as postconsonantal glides [w] and [j].
Type(s) of metathesis
Case types and qualities
No conditions could be found
Blevins and Garrett (1998) attributes this process to "the resegmentation of elongated palatalizationa nd labialization phases, an extreme version of the common type of change where high-vowel loss results in distinctive secondary articulations on adjacent consonants" (Blevins and Garrett 1998: 514).
V́ = high tone
V̀ = low tone
Blevins, Juliette, and Andrew Garrett. 1998. The origins of consonant-vowel metathesis. Language 74.3 (September): 508–556. doi:10.2307/417792