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3.3 - Sandhi

There is just one possible morphophonological complication in the noun delension, shown by example in the previous paragraph. Some of the nouns whose stem ends with a sonorant (m, n, l, r) show reminiscence sandhi. There are three different categories of such nouns, labelled labial stems, dental stems, velar stems, which yield the following alternations:

Labial Dental Velar
m mm tt nc
n mb nt nc
l lb ld lc
r rb rd rg

There is no rule for recognizing such nouns. Which nouns feature reminiscence sandhi, and which class they belong to, is to be learned on a case-by-case basis, or looked up in a vocabulary.

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