MOKILESE
(Mokil Atoll, Micronesia; Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian)
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Summary:
Free variation in the order of a labial and velar stop is reported in five words in the language.  As Sheldon Harrison (p.c) points out, the process is not otherwise regular.
Examples
Conditions
Motivation
Related processes
Comments
References
Examples:
[apkas]  ~ [akpas] ‘now’
[dipkelkel] ~ [dikpelkel] ‘to stumble’
[kapki:la] ~ [kakpi:la] ‘to drop’
[apwkan] ~ [akpwan] ‘in a little while’
[epwki] ~ [ekpwi] ‘hundred’
Conditions:
No data currently available.
Motivation:
No data currently available.
Related processes:
No data currently available.
Comments:
Last updated: 9/13/2000.
References:
  • Harrison, Sheldon.1976. Mokilese Reference Grammar. Honolulu: The University of Hawaii Press.

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