Publication details [#64681]

Egurtzegi, Ander. 2018. On the phonemic status of nasalized /h̃/ in Modern Zuberoan Basque. Linguistics 56 (6) : 1353–1368.
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Article in journal
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De Gruyter


Modern eastern Basque dialects have several conservative features, covering the preservation of historical /h/, which is lost in other dialects. Zuberoan, the easternmost dialect of Basque still spoken today, displays both this /h/ as well as a phonetically nasalized segment [h̃] which is a reflex of intervocalic *n. This study asserts that these two segments contrast in Zuberoan.