Tag: sound-change

19 Do onomatopoeias resist sound change? 2012-06-05T22:30:27.223

17 Which phenomena compensate for sound losses in languages? 2011-09-14T01:59:33.107

16 Is there a diagram showing the history of sound changes from Latin to the Romance languages? 2013-03-15T16:32:33.353

14 How did Italian manage to stay (mostly) phonetically spelled despite its long written tradition? 2011-10-01T18:22:50.313

13 Why don't the French pronounce consonants at the ends of words? 2012-09-28T13:56:56.890

12 Dental fricatives for Brazilian Portuguese speakers 2013-05-17T00:41:06.710

11 What about the sound change initial n -> initial l? 2012-03-15T08:41:30.773

9 Why has Paris French mostly lost the distinction between /e/ and /ɛ/? 2014-08-13T23:27:22.953

9 Understanding the reflexes of PIE *ǵneh3- in Sanskrit, Latin and Greek 2016-12-12T21:19:30.357

8 How does the initial consonant in "Jupiter" and "Zeus" come from the "d" in PIE "*dyew-"? 2012-09-05T15:38:16.650

8 How does PIE *d- in *dlegh- change to PGmc. p- in plegō (E pledge)? 2013-05-16T16:57:14.703

8 Has English caused any Languages to undergo Sound Change or Grammar Change? 2016-07-15T19:17:11.340

8 Why do phonemes such as /r/ and /ɾ/ evolve into uvular sounds like /ʀ/? 2017-11-05T08:16:20.350

7 What is the history of the sound spelled <â> or <î> (IPA /ɨ/) in Romanian? 2011-11-09T00:47:32.570

7 What is the sound law to describe the etymology of “helix” and “vulva”? 2012-09-03T14:13:55.523

7 Grimm's law: what motivates stop -> fricative sound change? 2012-11-11T17:17:59.393

7 What sound change(s) underlie [iʒ-] in São Vicente? 2016-01-05T05:50:44.140

7 West Germanic Th-Stopping 2016-11-20T18:57:13.570

6 Is there a known rule of correspondence between Latin and Greek *p and *kʷ - in other languages? 2012-08-08T04:38:37.747

6 Quantitative metathesis in other languages than Ancient Greek? 2013-10-08T03:18:23.637

6 Sound change charts/lists 2014-01-18T09:24:27.637

6 What is the approximate time of the loss of the intervocalic /s/ in Greek? 2015-08-15T06:48:30.750

6 Why does French "cheveu(x)" have "eu" and not "eau"? 2016-08-30T06:50:33.483

6 Why does "begin" have /g/ instead of /j/ if it's from PG *ginnan? 2017-05-22T18:45:08.360

5 Across West Germanic Languages, what sound changes have been most common since 1000 CE? 2012-04-15T04:47:55.910

5 How do linguists determine at which point the Great Vowel Shift was complete? 2012-06-11T17:36:19.600

5 Semitic: *w > y 2015-01-22T08:58:12.537

5 How do we get "four" when it doesn't follow Grimm's law? 2015-02-07T02:03:39.993

5 Are sound changes regular? 2016-01-21T18:05:48.447

5 Is Brugmann's Law controversial? 2016-10-06T21:09:56.373

5 How did Proto-Indo-European *septm evolve into English "seven"? 2017-12-31T09:20:19.130

4 Vanishing phonemes, nasalization of vowels, tones 2012-01-04T01:30:57.647

4 Why does "g" in Middle English "boga" become "w" in Modern English "bow"? 2012-09-05T11:44:05.520

4 How does the Icelandic word "finna" come from Proto-Germanic "finþanan"? 2012-10-05T10:00:30.243

4 Why does the Old Norse word "maðr" include "ð", while its cognate E "man" doesn't? 2012-10-13T15:24:56.200

4 How does the word "thunder" get the letter "d"? 2012-10-19T03:36:54.883

4 Why does "-b-" differ between L “offero” and L "aufero"? 2013-03-20T02:16:06.830

4 What is the relative chronology of Grimm's and Verner's Law? 2013-05-22T15:22:49.447

4 *sn > n (in Latin) 2015-09-14T21:54:58.423

4 How and why did so many French letters become silent? 2016-08-18T13:45:19.680

4 s / h change in Indo-European languages 2016-10-11T18:38:50.990

3 What processes of lenition in historical phonology exemplify affrication? 2012-04-18T17:44:47.960

3 How does the sound change from L. "benedictionem" to O.Fr. "beneiçon" happen? 2012-09-23T07:54:28.740

3 How does "-age" come from L "-aticum", with a change from "t" to "g"? 2012-10-26T04:29:03.530

3 How does PGmc.fl- change to Goth. thl-, such as PGmc *fleuhaną to Goth. þliuhan? 2013-06-02T11:37:20.260

3 Use of forks/chopsticks and sound change? 2014-03-19T12:00:08.620

3 Can we choose words to avoid change? 2014-05-06T19:57:17.393

3 Languages showing affricate-to-plosive fortition (especially diachronically) 2015-08-23T20:32:49.520

3 Are PIE *bʰewg- "flee" and PIE *bʰegʷ- "flee" cognate? 2016-12-31T15:23:00.083

3 How does English 'lodge' come from Frankish *laubija by sound change? 2017-01-08T04:10:39.317

2 Is PIE "*wank-" the ultimate root of E "wankle"? 2012-09-09T07:16:26.433

2 How did It "sedano" come from Gk "σέλινον", with a "l">"d" shift? 2013-03-12T01:15:53.743

2 How does Gk. "hieros" differ from its cognate Gk. "oistros" with an "h"? 2013-03-16T15:39:19.320

2 How does PIE *s- in *sriges- change to L. f- in frigus? 2013-04-25T13:51:26.930

2 How did the English word inveigle evolve from the Latin aboculus? 2013-08-01T03:10:38.267

2 How did OF. peindre derive from L. pingere, with a "-ng-" > "-nd-" change? 2013-08-22T15:47:41.627

2 How does PIE *kʷ in **wĺ̥kʷos change to PGmc. *f in *wulfaz? 2013-10-09T02:32:22.997

2 Do written languages evolve along the lines of the script? 2014-04-24T07:56:50.477

2 Examples of discrete place-of-articulation changes 2014-10-18T17:39:50.780

2 πίστις & ἐλπίζω related linguistically? 2014-11-24T23:44:50.710

2 Voicing as lenition 2015-12-06T11:30:36.263

2 Degemination and prenasalization together: how common? 2017-08-21T11:57:34.200

1 R before TH sound? 2014-08-15T14:44:52.633

1 Armenian pH < PIE *p(H)? 2015-02-04T09:58:23.293

1 Determining underlying representation 2015-02-06T15:02:10.467

1 Is diphthongising [ʌ] as [ʌɪ] novel or an accent feature? 2015-05-09T06:56:23.373

1 Am I using the right terms in referring to "soft" and "hard" vowels and consonants? 2015-11-18T20:57:04.690

1 Sound correspondences in Germanic languages 2016-03-13T06:59:20.323

1 Arabic sin and shin sounds in Classical times 2016-05-15T02:09:58.427

1 What spirantization of t is most common? 2016-07-10T01:27:59.923

1 What factors influence the way we adapt loanwords into English? 2016-07-11T20:45:52.333

0 How did L "reddere" change to E "render"? 2013-02-22T02:45:19.230

0 Similarities and differences 2014-01-14T09:16:52.393

0 Historical Linguistics: Merging consonants 2015-12-10T13:58:46.617

0 changes in sounds in Indo-European languages 2017-04-12T05:56:32.720