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Unformatted text preview: pera par pira pear luna luna lun luna moon bera vera var bera true (fem.) gola gola gur gula throat sal sale sare sale salt mes meze ---- meze month sordo sordo surd surdu deaf pesa peza pas peza weighs barba barba barb b a r b a b e a r d Solution Proto-Romance consonants: *p *t *k *b *d *g *s *v *r, *l *m *n You must reconstruct both *b and *v and both *l and *r (both pairs occur word-initially before vowel, so no plausible conditioned split is possible). There are two conditioned splits: PR *l > r in Romanian between vowels (or you could just say word-internally). PR *s > z in Italian and Sardinian between vowels....
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2009 for the course LING 253385201 taught by Professor Melchert during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.
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