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results of tabulation in five Polynesian speech varieties. The first
position in each correspondence set is Māori, the second Tongan, the
third Sāmoan, the fourth Rarotongan, the fifth Hawaiian, as ordered
in the "Example" view on the View panel. Data from Campbell 2004, 168-169. You can download the full collection and play with
|Place & Manner. Protosegments are listed in
||Protosegments. * gives a symbol for each hypothetical
sound unit of the ancestral language.
||Correspondence sets. Each speech variety's treatment of
the protosegment in a particular environment
||# Citations. The number of times the same
correspondence set is found in the same environment
|Environments. Sound types near the
instance of the protosegment in the ancestral language. _ stands for
the protosegment, # for word boundary, V for any vowel.
||Cluster. Correspondence sets in the
same environment that differ only by missing data. *s in word initial
position is not attested in Entry 20, but it is in Entry 19.
||Citation list. The exact entry (15 in
the first line), group (a), and position in the group (1) of one
instance of the correspondence set
|In a nutshell:
the table above illustrates how Wordcorr works. See how the
evidence for the *f protosegment has different correspondence sets
in word initial and word medial environments. The evidence
for *s, however, shows the same correspondence set in both environments.
The two protosegments lose their distinctiveness in Rarotongan and
Hawaiian (the last two sounds in the set), but still develop into
different sounds. Other correspondence sets may have the same sound
in all varieties; but the ones here show local innovations. The
evidence for initial *s involves missing data, symbolized by
"." All this is explained in greater detail elsewhere on
this site, and in Wordcorr Help.