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1907 Excerpt: ...from a radical fiet-im. One form of verbal
reduplication, or rather monosyllabic stem-duplication, consists of
a doubling of the syllable with a transposition of the vowel of the
second syllable between the two stems: ka'm, ka'm-ji,
ka'm-a-k'm-ac; t'uy, t'ui-ju, t'ui-t'ui, and t'uy-u-t'y-uwuc; day,
dai-ji, dai-dai, and day-a-dy-ac. On the other hand metathesis,
induction, and suppression of consonants are as rare as they are
common in vowels. Doubling of vowels as an accompaniment of length
is not infrequently discernible, but is less marked than for
instance in Yuki and some other American languages. Diphthongs may
be said scarcely to occur in the language. Ai, au, oi, ui, eu, iu
occur, but almost invariably either finally, where they may be the
natural result of original y or w; or before vowels, where their
second elements almost certainly represent y or w; or, if before
consonants, it is in cases in which the second element of the
diphthong can be shown to be the remnant of a stem y or w
intermediate between two vowels; as in heut from the stem hiwet.
Two verb-stems, waik to lose and waid to breakfast, apparently
contain radical diphthongs. Guiha and koiwoc are more doubtful
cases in nouns. As waid forms waid-ji but waad-ad, it may be that
it stands for disyllabic wayid, which should according to rule
become wayid-ji and wayad-ad; so that even if this diphthong is
radical it is treated in the application of the system of vocalic
harmony as if it were a disyllable. Certainly the majority of the
not very abundant diphthongs in the language are resolvable into a
simple vowel plus y or w. CONSONANTS. Surds, sonants, and aspirates
are found in all the five series of sounds that will be described.
Nasals occur corresponding to k, t, and p; spirants exist, oth...
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