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Metathesis is argued to combine with epenthesis and vowel-glide alternations to satisfy prosodic constraints.
Type(s) of metathesis
Case types and qualities
From Lambert 1999, who argues that metathesis, epenthesis, and vowel-glide alternations combine in an Optimality Theory model to ensure certain syllable and metrical foot constraints are satisfied where possible. Vowels in parantheses are epenthetical.
kay(a)ɮ --- k-am-ay(a)ɮ --- kʲaɮ-ʊn 'speak'
p(a)taʒuaw --- m-(a)taʒuaw --- patʒʷaɣ-ʊn 'work'
No conditions could be found
No motivations could be found
- Lambert, Wendy Mae. 1999. Epenthesis, metathesis, and vowel-glide alternation: Prosodic reflexes in Mabalay Atayal. MA Thesis, National Tsing Hua University.