kuorI 'bark', uo 'night', siemen 'seed', although their diphthongization
is usually much weaker than in Finnish.
This prepares the space and avoids diphthongization
of the vowel.
of hiatus [can be heard in very colloquial standard Mexican]: /ljon/ <leon>, /pjor/<peor>, /twaya/ <toalla>, /kwete/ <cohete>
Such allomorphic variation typically affects either the vowel or the last consonant in the root: note the diphthongization
in sentir 'feel' / sento (I-feel), cottar 'count; tell' / cuento (I-count; I-tell), or the fronting of the vowel in pedir 'ask' / pi_do (I-ask), or velar insertion in tener 'have' / tengo (I-have), or consonant alternation in hacer 'do, make' / hago (I-do, I-make).
Short -u- in the stem is shown by the diphthongization
in the 3Sp.a u + i > vi /ui/.
closed vowels, diphthongization
and metaphony, among others.
Wexler knew his argument would make people mad: "I am aware that discussions of ethnic reconstruction and the origins of religious and superstitious practices often provoke emotional reactions; this is especially true when traditional views are being challenged." The reception to his argument by Yiddish, Germanic, and Slavic linguists, on the contrary, was, or at least seemed, quite dispassionate, framed in the jargon of the trade (discussions of dialectology, isoglosses, substratal and adstratal components, diphthongization
, and such).
(4.) Prior to OT, a version of string-internal correspondence was developed by Hayes (1990), who recognized the virtues of correspondence (co-indexation) over autosegmental spreading in the analysis of diphthongization
Chapter 8, on historical variation, takes the High German sound shift, Umlaut, monophthongization, and diphthongization
as illustrations of types of language change, with rather less to say on lexical, morphological, and syntactic change.