Metathesis in Language 2.0

Kambata

Language Family
Afro-Asiatic
Subgroup
Cushitic
Area

Summary

Suffix-initial nasal undergoes metathesis with a preceding obstruent, and subsequently undergoes place assimilation.


Type(s) of metathesis

Type Status Optionality Position Location
a. CC Synchronic Obligatory Adjacent Across morpheme boundaries

Case types and qualities

Examples

it-ne:mmi → inte:mmi 'we have eaten'
t'u:d-na:mmi → t'u:nda:mmi 'we will see'
sok-ne:mmi → soŇčke:mmi 'we have sent'
hab-no:mmi → hambo:mmi 'we forgot'


Conditions

The metathesis takes place across morpheme boundaries when there is a preceding obstruent and a suffix-initial nasal.


Motivations

No motivations could be found

Symbols

Comments

See also entries of Hadiyya, Sidamo for similar processes.

Bibliography

Buckley, Eugene. 2011. Metathesis. In The Blackwell companion to phonology. Vol. 3, Phonological processes. Edited by Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth Hume, and Keren Rice. Blackwell Companions to Linguistics Series. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 9781405184236