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* Corresponding author 1 LACITO - LACITO - Langues et civilisations tradition orale - UMR 7107 2 CRLAO - Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l-Asie Orientale

Abstract : The word lists published in 1903 by C.-E. Bonin for several languages of East Asia are highly rudimentary; the transcription is based on French spelling conventions. These lists nonetheless provide hints about the pronunciation of these languages at the end of the 19th century. We examine two of Bonin-s lists in light of more recent and more systematic descriptions of the same languages, looking for evidence about phonetic evolutions. The Naxi word list offers hints about the pronunciation of vowels -i- -y- and -o- and the degree of palatalization of velars before high front vowels. The list for Pumi shows that the initial cluster -st- was still present at the time in the dialect recorded.

Rsum : Les vocabulaires de cinq langues d-Asie orientale publis en 1903 par Charles-Eudes Bonin sont transcrits de faon rudimentaire, selon les conventions orthographiques du franais. Ils fournissent nanmoins des indices concernant la prononciation de ces langues peu avant 1900. Nous examinons deux des listes de Bonin la lumire de donnes plus rcentes et plus systmatiques, afin de dceler d-ventuelles indications sur des changements phontiques. La liste de mots naxi fournit des indices concernant le degr de palatalisation des vlaires devant les voyelles fermes d-avant et la prononciation des voyelles -i- -y- et -o-. La liste de mots pumi rvle que le groupe -st- existait encore l-poque dans le dialecte tudi.

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Keywords : Naxi Pumi historical phonology Charles-Eudes Bonin

Mots-cls : phonologie historique





Author: Alexis Michaud - Guillaume Jacques -

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