I was wondering how the formally write the rule for assimilation; for example:
mp -> mm
ŋk -> ŋŋ
nt -> nn
lt -> ll
rt -> rr
I'm guessing it's assimilation when the preceeding consonant is a sonorant. (The above are all the examples I have in my data. Just not sure how to write the formal rule.
It assimilates from the nom sg to the Genitive, Nom pl, and ablative, BUT doesnt assimilate (it stays the same) when is the Essive sg form. Can anyone tell me why this is??
No rules seem to apply in the Essive from at all, just the addition of the suffix -na ~ -nae. How can I explain this in rules or otherwise?