From Ancient Cham to Modern Dialects: Two Thousand Years of Language Contact and Change : with an Appendix of Chamic Reconstructions and Loanwords
Based on a reconstruction of ancient Chamic, with care taken to identify inherited Austronesian words as well as loan words and their sources, this text points out what the linguistic evidence tells us about the history of the region, and sketches the major consequences of historical contact on linguistic change in the history of Chamic.
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The Geographical and Historical Setting
Classification of the Chamic Languages
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Acehnese Austronesian Austronesian languages Aymonier and Cabaton Bahnar AC Blust borrowed from MK breathy voice Cham AC Chamic languages Chamic plus Haroi Chamic speakers Champa Chru Chru NR Tsat clusters consonants developed dialect diphthongs Durie evidence final glottal stop final nasals Funan glottal stop glottalized obstruents guages Hainan Haroi Highlands Chamic infix initial Jarai Lee Jarai PL length distinction linguistic main syllable mainland Chamic languages Malay medial MK borrowings MK languages MK origin modern monosyllabic nasalized vowels Northern Roglai Note occur onset patterns PC final PC vowel Phan Rang Cham phonation PKatuic DT PMalayic PMnong post-PC PR Cham PR Cham Lee presyllable PSB Efimov Rade Jarai Chru reflexes of PC Restricted to Highlands second register shwa sonorants split subgrouping suggests a MK Table Tsat Vietnam Vietnamese voiced obstruents vowel also suggests vowel length vowel suggests Western Cham words