See Article History Alternative Title: Amazigh languages Berber languages, also called Amazigh languages, family of languages in the Afro-Asiatic language phylum.
There is no epenthesis from a historical perspective since the a-t is derived from Latin habet 'he has'and so the t is the original third-person verb inflection. However it is correct to call it epenthesis when viewed synchronically since the modern basic form of the verb is a and so the psycholinguistic process is therefore the addition of t to the base form.
A similar example is the English indefinite article a, which becomes an before a vowel. However, a synchronic analysis, in keeping with the perception of most native speakers, would equally correctly see it as epenthesis: In Dutchwhenever the suffix -er which has several meanings is attached to a word already ending in -r, an additional -d- is inserted in between.
Similarly, the agent noun of verkopen "to sell" is verkoper "salesperson"but the agent noun Vowel epenthesis in arabic uitvoeren "to perform" is uitvoerder "performer". However, the pronunciation was often not written with double ll, and may have been the normal way of pronouncing a word starting in rel- rather than a poetic modification.
In Japanese[ edit ] A limited number of words in Japanese use epenthetic consonants to separate vowels. That is a synchronic analysis. It exhibits epenthesis on both morphemes: Some accounts distinguish between "intrusive vowels", vowel-like releases of consonants as phonetic detail, and true epenthetic vowels, which are required by the phonotactics of the language and acoustically identical with phonemic vowels.
Historical sound change[ edit ] End of word[ edit ] Many languages insert a so-called prop vowel at the end of a word to avoid the loss of a non-permitted cluster. The cluster can come about by a change in the phonotactics of the language that no longer permits final clusters.
Something similar happened in Sanskritwith the result that a new vowel -i or -a was added to many words. Another possibility is a sound change deleting vowels at the end of a word, which is a very common sound change.
That may well produce impermissible final clusters. In some cases, the problem was resolved by allowing a resonant to become syllabic or inserting a vowel in the middle of a cluster: In the Gallo-Romance languageshowever, a prop vowel was added: Middle of word[ edit ] Examples are common in many Slavic languageswhich had a preference for vowel-final syllables in earlier times.
The other Slavic languages instead metathesised the vowel and the consonant: Other examples exist in Modern Persian in which former word-initial consonant clusters, which were still extant in Middle Persianare regularly broken up: French has a three level use of initial epenthesis depending on the time of incorporation: The same occurs in the song " Umbrella ".
Regular or semi-regular epenthesis commonly occurs in languages with affixes. That is again a synchronic analysis, as the form with the vowel is the original form and the vowel was later often lost.
Borrowed words[ edit ] Vocalic epenthesis typically occurs when words are borrowed from a language that has consonant clusters or syllable codas that are not permitted in the borrowing language. Languages use various vowels, but schwa is quite common when it is available: Most speakers pronounce borrowings with spelling pronunciationsand others try to approximate the nearest equivalents in Portuguese of the phonemes in the original language.
Turkish prefixes close vowels to loanwords with initial clusters of alveolar fricatives followed by another consonant: The practice is no longer productive as of late 20th century and a few such words have changed back: Informal speech[ edit ] Epenthesis most often occurs within unfamiliar or complex consonant clusters.Vowels and are often regarded as allophones of the vowels /i/ and /u/ respectively instead of constituting separate vowel phonemes; so they cannot form minimal pairs.
For further discussion regarding vowel allophony in Egyptian Arabic, see Georgiou Vowel epenthesis is discussed in this paper as a phonological process utilized to avoid codas in Arabic loanwords in Hausa language in light of Optimality Theory (OT), as an analytical framework, even though this language permits codas in heavy.
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Berber languages: Berber languages, family of languages in the Afro-Asiatic language phylum.
As they are the most homogeneous division within Afro-Asiatic, the Berber languages have often been referred to as a single language in the past (especially in the tradition of French scholarship).
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