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Unformatted text preview: 2. Partial merger (/f/ already existed by the preceding change) 3. Partial merger 4. Complete merger Generative: 1. Restructuring 2. Restructuring or rule addition (I gave you no synchronic allomorphic alternations) 3. Rule addition (it seems likely that the simple & compound forms of ‘put’, e.g., would be enough to give speakers a basis for a synchronic rule). Note that if you added a rule in step 2, it could still exist. You would simply have to order the two rules. 4. Restructuring (of morphemes with / θ / either to /f/ or to /d/). Loss of the rule added in step 3. I admit that if you make the rule in 3 apply to all voiceless fricatives, then the change in step 4 gets very complicated, since it’s not immediately clear what happens to the rule for the fricatives other than / θ /. If you added a rule in step 2, it surely has been lost in step 4....
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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.
- Spring '09