0

znƷæbil /Ʒnzæbil/ Ginger

/znƷæbil/ /Ʒnzæbil/ /nærƷin/ /ræanƷin/ /fænilæh/ /fælinæh/ /Ʒenzir/ /znƷir/

this is the data could you plz help me? can you help me to write the metathesis rule for this data? I thought that this rule is right /VC/----[CV] / three consecutive Cs

  • I don't think there is a rule. As far as I know, this is sporadic cross-dialectal variation. – user6726 Dec 22 '15 at 0:13
  • It looks like this is Arabic, right? In that case, the etymology suggests that /zanjabīl/ is the original form, and /janzabīl/ the metathesized form. You may be interested in this question: Place feature metathesis – brass tacks Dec 22 '15 at 3:22
  • 1
    You need to provide more data because from one example, we wouldn't be able to infer what it is that triggers metathesis in that language. – Morphosyntax Dec 22 '15 at 12:07
  • yes, it is Arabic. – dreamt Dec 22 '15 at 21:50
  • /znƷæbil/ /Ʒnzæbil/ /nærƷin/ /ræanƷin/ /fænilæh/ /fælinæh/ /fælsæfh/ /fælfæsh/ /Ʒenzir/ /znƷir/ this is the data could you plz help me? – dreamt Dec 23 '15 at 0:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.