Abstract

The Central Luzon microgroup of Philippine languages is composed of Kapam-pangan, Sinauna, the three major dialects of Sambal, and the Ayta languages spoken in and around the Zambales Mountains in Zambales, Pampanga, and Bataan provinces. A defining phonological feature of this group is the regular /y/ reflex of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *R. The languages and dialects in question also share similar pronoun sets and a number of lexical and other innovations. The Northern Mangyan and Bashiic languages also reflect *R as /y/. The former group probably clusters with Central Luzon, but the Bashiic languages lack substantial sharing of innovative items with Central Luzon.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9421
Print ISSN
0029-8115
Pages
pp. 490-537
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-29
Open Access
No
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