Zound changes at the beginning of sentences
May 30, 2014 11:15 AM Subscribe
Linguistics: Can the beginning of a sentence or phrase be a conditioning environment for sound variation?
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Are there any examples of languages where being at the beginning of a sentence or phrase causes a variation in sound, such as voicing, aspiration, stress, tone, to a word?
It seems like something which could well be possible, but I can't think up any examples myself.
Knowledge of a language where this happens, or thoughtful opinions on whether it could, are welcome.