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Linguistics 111, 11/13/09 Ahn, Szymanski, Yip 1 Historical linguistics practice problems Sound change types : Identify the following sound change types in the following examples from Indo-European languages. In each pair of examples, focus on the segment(s) in bold only. The form on the left indicates the original segment(s) before the change, and the form on the right indicates the segment(s) after the change. a) Sanskrit sn eha Pali sin eha ‘friendship’ b) Old English hl ā f Modern English l oaf c) English tria thl on (dialect) tria th[ ә ]l on d) Latin vi du a [dw] Spanish vi ud a [wd] ‘widow’ e) Sanskrit sa pt a Pali sa tt a ‘seven’ f) Latin tu r tu r English tu r t l e g) Italian mu nd o Sicilian mu nn u ‘world’ h) Old French c ire [ts] Modern French c ire [s] ‘wax’ i) Latin pa c are [k] Italian pa g are ‘to pay’ j) Latin mar e Portuguese mar ‘sea’ k) Latin v ī c ī n i t ā s Spanish vecindad ‘neighborhood’ l) Old English (ic) sing e Modern English
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