Homework06Key - Linguistics 1 H omework #6 Due Monday,...

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Linguistics 1 Homework #6 Due Monday, November 22 Part One Do exercise #6 from Chapter 11 of the textbook. Indo-European: L1, L2, L4, L8, L10, L11 Romance: L11, L8 West Germanic: L1 (Old Saxon?) Indo-Iranian: L4, L10 Balto-Slavic: L2 (Upper Sorbian?) For more clues on the exact identity of the Indo-European languages: http://www.zompist.com/euro.htm and lingunetics.net/data/list.xls It’s hard to be sure because these are ordinary Romanized spellings, rather than IPA, and there could be different spellings in numerous cases. Part Two For each of the following words, give the most likely pronunciation in Middle English, taking into account sound changes that were known to have occurred and the fact that current spellings often indicate Middle English pronunciations (more or less), and say which of the following sound changes played a role in the development of the current pronunciations. Bear in mind that what we now call “silent e” at the ends of words was pronounced [ ə ] and whenever there was a …VC ə configuration, the V was long (even though the spelling didn’t otherwise show this). A. Great vowel shift. B. Velar fricative deletion ([x] > ) with compensatory lengthening of the preceding vowel. C.
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