Affanonic/Grammar/Morphonology

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An important process often occurring in inflectional forms is historical palatalization: *ljj, *rjh. When the the change *ljj produces a consonant combination that is allowed as an onset cluster, a resyllabification takes place, which is sometimes important for stress position. Thus, a form like rarkenjur 'brothers' is syllabified rar.ke.njur and therefore has the stress on its first syllable, despite being historically *rar.ken.ljur.


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