Consonant Lenition in Korean and the Macro-Altaic Question
This study describes a diachronic change of the obstruent consonants in the central area of Korea, with attention to ONSET and CODA lenitions. It is intended for students of Korean language and linguistics.
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The tirregular stems
Where did the t1 alternation come from?
The sirregular stems
How did the accent become distinctive?
The MacroAltaic hypothesis
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