Otomanguean Isoglosses

  • Calvin R. Rensch


During the past decade and a half vigorous activity in comparative linguistics has given us a picture of the phonology of a number of ancestor languages from which Middle American language families have sprung.1 Much of this effort has been concerned with the several branches of the Otomanguean grouping and has made possible the reconstruction of an even more remote stage termed Proto Otomanguean. Only recently, however, has the work been extensive enough to make possible an informed discussion of the similarities and dissimilarities among the various branches of the Otomanguean group.


Sound Change Front Vowel Back Vowel Mountain Lion Final Vowel 
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