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Mongolic vowel shifts and the classification of the Mongolic languages

Svantesson, Jan-Olof LU (2000) In Altai Hakpo 10. p.193-207
Abstract
Although the Mongolic language group consists of ten rather closely related languages, there is no consensus in the literature about the classification of the languages into subgroups. One reason for this is the occurrence of more or less independent phonological innovations which are difficult to order in time and which may have spread geographically rather than genetically. All Mongolic languages except Oirat have gone through rather drastic vowel shifts, changing or even destroying the basis for vowel harmony. In this article, a classification based on these vowel shifts is proposed.
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  title        = {Mongolic vowel shifts and the classification of the Mongolic languages},
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  year         = {2000},
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