Dissimilation by surface correspondence in Aghem velarized diphthongs

Matthew Faytak


Aghem exhibits a static co-occurrence restriction involving an intrusive velar segment present in two of the language's falling diphthongs. I provide a brief descriptive overview of these unusual phonetic structures and an Agreement by Correspondence (ABC) analysis of the phenomenon as dissimilation with the intent of avoiding suboptimal correspondence.


Aghem; Contour segments; Agreement by Correspondence

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