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Two Cases of Adaptation Mismatches in Yoruba Loan Phonology
Olanike Ola Orie
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In this paper, evidence is drawn from the inconsistencies in the behavior of English velarized /l/ and nasal vowel borrowings to argue that loan adaptation is driven by phonological and phonetic factors in Yoruba. Nasal vowel patterns further show that a non-contrastive feature can be borrowed and phonologized.

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Selected Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages in Context
edited by Michael R. Marlo, Nikki B. Adams, Christopher R. Green, Michelle Morrison, and Tristan M. Purvis
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