Proto-Oceanic *kw

Malcolm Ross*

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    This paper argues for the reconstruction of a rounded velar protophoneme *kw in Proto-Oceanic. This protophoneme occurred, however, in few lexical items. In those reconstructed to date, it always appears before *a and always, with one possible exception, word-initially. The paper concludes with a discussion of the probable status of *kw in Proto-Oceanic.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-49
    Number of pages25
    JournalOceanic Linguistics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


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