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Yusapʿil or Yuhapʿil, that is the Question. Two Solutions to Sound Change *s1 > h in West Semitic

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This paper argues that the West Semitic sound change *s1 > h was a conditioned sound change, occurring at word boundaries. Two conditioning environments are proposed, along with several analogical developments to explain its non-operation in not only verbs but isolated nouns as well.


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