A Sketch of Atsugewi Phonology
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The purpose of this paper is to give a sketch of Atsugewi phonology, with particular attention to phonological processes found in the verb. Atsugewi is a (probably) extinct language of the Hokan stock once spoken in far nothern California. It's closest (and only uncontroversial) relative is Achumawi. I am deeply indebted to Leonard Talmy for giving me access to his notes on Atsugewi phonology as well as discussing the language with me. Many of the descriptive analyses are ultimately attributable to him—here, I am just trying to update them somewhat, bring them together into one place, and provide illustrative examples. Topics to be discussed [a] Segment inventory [b] Segmental processes [c] Suprasegmental phonology [d] Some comments on the relationship between phonological and morphological structure.