Difference between revisions of "Haplology"

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* [[Basque]] ''sagar'' "apple" + ''ardo'' "wine" > ''sagardo'' "cider" (Trask 1996:68)
 
* [[Basque]] ''sagar'' "apple" + ''ardo'' "wine" > ''sagardo'' "cider" (Trask 1996:68)
  
==References==
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===Other languages===
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* French [[haplologie (fr)]]
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* German [[Haplologie (de)]]
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* Russian [[гаплология]]
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===References===
 
* [[Lyle Campbell|Campbell, Lyle]]. 1998. ''Historical Linguistics: An Introduction''. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
 
* [[Lyle Campbell|Campbell, Lyle]]. 1998. ''Historical Linguistics: An Introduction''. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
 
* [[Robert Lawrence Trask|Trask, R. L.]]. 1996. ''Historical Linguistics''. London: Arnold.
 
* [[Robert Lawrence Trask|Trask, R. L.]]. 1996. ''Historical Linguistics''. London: Arnold.
 
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[[Category:Diachrony]]

Revision as of 01:22, 9 July 2008

Haplology is the reduction of a sequence of two identical or very similar syllables to a single such syllable.

Examples

  • Middle English humblely > Modern English humbly (Campbell 1998:37)
  • Basque sagar "apple" + ardo "wine" > sagardo "cider" (Trask 1996:68)

Other languages

References

  • Campbell, Lyle. 1998. Historical Linguistics: An Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Trask, R. L.. 1996. Historical Linguistics. London: Arnold.