Aspiration in New Julfa Armenian

Apr 19, 2012 by

A couple of days ago, I attended a very interesting talk by Sebouh Aslanian on New Julfa Armenians and their trade networks, stretching from Amsterdam to Manila in the Philippines. New Julfa is an Armenian settlement in Isfahan,...

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On the rise of /v/

Sep 29, 2010 by

In yesterday’s posting I mentioned that the rise of /v/ as a full-fledged phoneme in English may be a sign of Celtic influence. Today we will look at an alternative theory for the rise of /v/. But first, what does it mean that...

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