Speculations on [X]-Elision and intersonorantic [ʋ] in Afrikaans

Hans Van Bsetsen


The present paper addresses in the first place the diachrony of [X]-elision in Afrikaans, as evidenced in such pairs as oog (00[x]) 'eye' - oë 'eyes'. However, it will be suggested that this phenomenon may be related to the substitution of Afrikaans [ʋ] (written < w >) for Dutch [v] (written <v>).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5774/32-0-52


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