Initial change in Blackfoot
University of Calgary
This paper is a preliminary description of the history of Blackfoot initial change, a peculiar modification of the verb stem found in most Algonquian languages, from Proto Central Algonquian times to the present. It begins with extensive notes on the historical phonology of Blackfoot, necessary to following the examples when discussing the history of initial change.
Paul Proulx, Heatherton, Nova Scotia
Linguistics, Grammar, Comparative and general--Verb, Algonquian languages, Siksika language, Blackfoot, Historical linguistics, Phonology, Linguistic change
Proulx, P. (2005). Initial change in Blackfoot. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 26(Spring), 1-26.