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Huitepec resumen

pMix *y > x retained - before front vowels (i,e), oral + nasal
*x>xy l_e, perhaps *x>0/#_i (see *xiyo, *xito~)
but contrast 91 comio ñe xiči
*k > x l_V~
s } Otherwise *k retained - split of *k, w/ consequent merger of *k/_v with *x/_V~
*kw > xw /_V~ s s

*yɨkɨ~ > žɨxɨ~ calabaza now you have X before front and back vowels (tho only back nasal) much more balanced load
> >
*yexi~ > žahxi~ʔ jicara
> >
*yuxe~ > žuxye~ masa
> >

/X/ before nasal vowels sometimes gives it nasal quality?
----- and similar, perhaps convergent development of h [N] from *t/_V~
*t>tn/_V~. >Nn > n
*yeti~ > žaNni near (esta' cerca)
possible confusions - further merger between * t and * k, *x
*siti~ > dixi~ nariz (instead of expected dihni dinni)
(I seem to have this from 2 sources - Raul's tape + my Oax interview? - so should be okay)
(*tiyu~ʔ > xiʔu trabajo (instead of hniʔu) Raul's tape: hni~ñuʔ (Oax Data))
*kɨʔɨ > hni~ʔi~ voy (instead of xɨ~ʔi~) (Raul's Tape))
feather, four + black: minimal tone pairs or homonyms
*toʔo~ > hnu~ʔu~ palabra (rather than xuʔu or xumi)
*towi~ > (both from Oax and Raul's tape)

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