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in the Siberian language Nivkh (or Gilyak) nouns can be derived from verbs simply by changing the initial consonant (see (i)), and likewise transitive and intransitive verbs are often related solely by mutation (see (ii)):
(i) vutyidy 'sweep' putyis 'broom' fady 'put on knee-piece' phady 'knee-piece' (ii) gesqody 'burn NP' kesqody 'burn oneself' zody 'bend' tyody 'bend' (Cy = palatalized C, Ch = aspirated C)
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- Spencer, A. 1991. Morphological Theory, Blackwell, Oxford.