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Unformatted text preview: LIGN 111 Phonology UCSD, Winter 2010 Prof. Bakovi p. 1 of 2 Sample problem set and solution: Phonemic analysis of Georgian * Note : This problem set, like some others well see, comes from a secondary source that did not use the IPA and in which there were some transcriptional inconsistencies. Ive made a few super- ficial changes to correct for some of this; any remaining inconsistencies are not significant. In Georgian, the alveolar lateral [l] and the velar lateral [ ] are predictable variants of each other, as can be seen from the following data. Where does [l] appear? Where does [ ] appear? Think of a rule that will correctly predict the distribution of one sound from the other. 1. [ amazad] prettily 9. [zarali] loss 2. [xeli] hand 10. [le o] goal 3. [ka a] tin 11. [xo o] however 4. [sax i] at home 12. [pepe a] butterfly 5. [ e xli] fire 13. [ xena] joy 6. [kleba] reduce...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course LIGN 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.
- Winter '08