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phonotactically

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  • adv. By or from the point of view of phonotactics.

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Examples

  • The YA-/A- alternation in Minoan is merely a reflection of the phonotactically motivated avoidance of word-initial semivowel /j/.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • Also, about phonotactically avoided /j/ in Etruscan: do you mean like in 'Larθal' vs.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • Also, about phonotactically avoided /j/ in Etruscan: do you mean like in "Larθal" vs.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • Is it possible that we're dealing with a Semitic borrowing adopted into Mid IE as *rad̰éma-, thereafter shortened to *rᵊd̰émᵊ- by Reduction and transformed to *d̰ᵊrémᵊ- by phonotactically-motivated Metathesis before finally becoming early Late IE *d̰rem- by way of Syncope?

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • This would then become late MIE *nᵊpéwᵊ- via Reduction and then *pneu- by early Late IE via phonotactically motivated Metathesis in order to avoid the less desirable outcome of **npeu-.

    The so-called imitative status of PIE *pneu- "to sneeze"

  • When syncope as I propose here occurs in a language, it's not unusual for additional tactics to be employed to avoid phonotactically invalid clusters like *RR-.

    Defining valid Etruscan word-initial clusters

  • One thing I just noticed is that there seems to be a kind of symmetry presenting itself between two different phonotactically motivated processes happening at the same time.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The Laryngeal Deletion rule preceding a-Epenthesis is yet another phonotactically motivated rule to avoid complex clusters which Rasmussen also explains was first discovered by Monsieur de Saussure.

    Rasmussen's consonantal *o and laryngeal deletion

  • I'm adding the second -i- to be phonotactically consistent and to represent the glide /j/.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • And sunami's a perfectly phonotactically possible English word.

    languagehat.com: TIDAL WAVE.

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