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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:55 pm 
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FinalZera wrote:
Speaking of Spanish, how has it influenced this language? What kinds of loanwords did it take? Did it adopt some foreign phonemes too?


Well, spanish has very few phonemes compared to Otomi, but one change that might be related to contact ifluence is the tendency to fricativize the voiced stops in voiced environments (and initially). But this could also be a native tendency since that has appened in other related languages e.g. Mazahua. Also we noted a tendency of some younger speakers to collapse the mid high and mid low vowels into a single mid vowel heigth as in Spanish.

There seem to be a few inloaned prepositions and a lot of epistemic particles.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:32 pm 
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Just found this thread, and I'm left wondering if Radagast or Rory ever wrote up a summary... I'm actually interested in Otomí/Mazahua myself.

Edit: Typo fixed.


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 Post subject: Re: ZBB 2010 Fieldtrip
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:06 pm 
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We actually wrote a couple of conference presentations and a chapter for a forthcoming colume on "Contexts of Language Revitalization in Latin America" to be published by MOuton de Gruyter.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.431.2562
http://www.cunyphonologyforum.net/ENDANABSTRACTS/TurnbullHansenThomsen.pdf


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