It has occurred to me that you could represent NA as sharing another development with Adata without affecting outcomes: by changing the line for bw to read that it merged into w. Then when w becomes gw it simply takes the former bw with it. Adata merged bw into w as well (although the final outcome of this was z in that language), so this would finally give us a specific sound change common to both languages. Radius 08:52, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
- No, that doesn't quite give me the outcome I want -- under the current draft, /b_w/ always becomes /g/; /w/ only does intervocalically. Don't think I want to change this one -- but still we could say, in the W. Edastean languages, the outcome of /b_w/ is backed, or is not labial. --Dunomapuka 15:52, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
- Ahhhhh aliens have been messing with my head! O_O I completely missed the word "intervocalic" there. I'm sorry.