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A few words in Ragda-Sazgwa are onset-less, but Proto-Sazgwa tone
derives in full from codas (mostly voiced vs. [or resp.] unvoiced, but
also for sibilance), creaky voice, or long vowels, so it avoids that
problem.


Some P-Sazgwa examples of tonogenesis from sibilance over voicing, in
case anyone is interested -

1. #"rAktA

2. Coda fricativisation -

"rAxtA

3. Unstressed syllables take low tone -

"rAxtA_L

4. High tone before /x/ (unvoiced) -

"rA_HxtA_L

5. Coda /x/ becomes /h/ -

"rA_HhtA_L


1. "pApkA

2. Voicing dissimilation on unstressed syllables (and voicing spread) -

"pAbgA

3. Coda fricativisation -

"pAvgA

4. Unstressed syllables take low tone -

"pAvgA_L

5. Low tone before /v/ (voiced) -

"pA_LvgA_L


1. #"siski

2. Voicing dissimilation on unstressed syllables (and voicing spread) -

"sizgi

3. Unstressed syllables take low tone -

"sizgi_L

4. High tone before sibilant -

"si_Hzgi_L


1. #sAs

2. High tone before sibilant -

sA_Hs

3. Coda /s/ to /K/ -

sA_HK


Does this work, tone-people?

Also out of interest, does anyone else have distinction between velar
and uvular fricatives? Natlangs? It doesn't seem unlikely, but I
haven't stumbled across one so far.