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insert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)

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change into a sibilant

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We hypothesize that this unequal distribution is truly systematic and that these patterns would be confirmed by investigating assibilations in additional languages.
In nonassibilating contexts, Proto-Bantu */d/ changed to [1], leading to opaque present day assibilations caused by the causative morpheme -i, e.
According to Topping's (1973) description of the phonology there are no processes in this language resembling assibilations as defined in Section 2.
It will be argued below that the markedness constraints required to capture assibilations are grounded in phonetics and that a (phonetically motivated) universal ranking can be posited that rules out all of the nonoccurring language types in (8).
We hypothesize that given a large enough sample of assibilations Type A and Type E will predominate over the other types.
In this article we proposed two new universal properties for assibilation rules and presented typological evidence from assibilations in over 30 languages supporting them.
i' ) similar to the one posited above in Section 3 for assibilations with a coronal as an input.
In addition to the two studies mentioned above the previous literature on stop assibilations includes Foley (1973, 1977) and Bhat (1978).
Foley (1973, 1977) proposes what he seems to considera universal generalization for assibilations that is equivalent to (9a), but he only discusses examples from English and French in support of it.
We noted above in Section 2 that our study is restricted to assibilations in which the input consists of an (oral) stop, but we hypothesize that the same generalizations holds for 'assibilations' in the broad sense of the word.
There is a general problem with admitting historical assibilations, namely it is not always clear what the intermediate stages were, or what the chronology was.
Oceanic is an example of a language family in which a significant number of languages have assibilations (typically affrications and spirantizations).
In this section we define what we mean by stop assibilation and then present several universal properties for such processes (discussed by Clements 1999 and Kim 2001).
We classify the three assibilation processes in (1) according to their output; thus, we call rules like the ones in (1a)-(1c) 'spirantizations', 'affrications' and 'posteriorizations' respectively.
Kim (2001) and Clements (1999) offer a phonetic explanation for the properties of stop assibilation in (2a)-(2c).