- Language Family
- Malayo-Polynesian, South Vanuatu
Given a morpheme which ends in i or u which is followed by a morpheme beginning with he, hɨ, or ha, h metathesizes to a position preceding i or u.
Type(s) of metathesis
|a. CV||Synchronic||Obligatory||Adjacent||Across morpheme boundaries|
Case types and qualities
No conditions could be found
No motivations could be found
w̥ = voiceless bilabial glide
á = stressed low central unrounded vowel
- Lynch, John. 1978. A grammar of Lenakel. Pacific Linguistics Series B 55.