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Hill, Nathan W. (2013) 'Relative order of Tibetan sound changes affecting laterals.' Language and Linguistics, 14 (1). pp. 193-209.

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Several sound changes affect the development of inherited laterals in Tibetan: Conrady's law (*ḫl > ld-), Bodman's law (*ml- > md-), and Benedict's law (*lʲ- > ź-). Benedict's law occurred subsequently to both Conrady's and Bodman's laws. Because Conrady's law and Bodman's law do not interact, their relative chronology is not subject to direct exploration. Of several additional hypotheses for sound laws affecting inherited laterals which Jacques (2004) puts forward *rlʲ- > rǰ- appears promising. The three changes affecting laterals occur after Schiefner's (*dz- > z-) and Houghton's law (*ŋʲ- > ñ-) and before Dempsey's law (*-eŋ > -iṅ and *ek > -ig).

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: sound laws, laterals, Tibetan, Bodish
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
ISSN: 1606-822x
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 12:04

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