THE MALAGASY LANGUAGE
- Some changes of the initials of the consonants in verb constructions, compound or possessive are summarized here: look at them carefully.
- You must think of the changes of the initials of the radicals in terms of sound, not of mere change of consonants.
-The Malagasy language has the CV syllable most of the time,
-To guess the radicals, the table for the consonants may be helpful= the consonants change to its equivalents voice/voiceless, it moves from the front to the back of the tongue, or the reverse, it becomes prenasalized, so on…
for consonnants see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malagasy_language
The rule for man-/mam- (see previous lesson) applies to the radicals in reduplication, compounding, possessive. After nasals, fricatives and liquids (‘spirants’) become stops, as follows
for sandhi see here
dz= j= zanaka- manjanaka (to colonise)
r=>dr or dz: rary= mandrary= weave
cf. Wikipédia “ Malagasy Language”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malagasy_language