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Proto-Iroquoian had no labials at all, and IIUC such labials as exist in
modern Ir. languages are all in loanwords. IIRC labials in early European
loans in Mohawk were replaced with velars. (The name Mohawk is an exonym
from an Algonquian language)
/bpj

måndag 9 maj 2016 skrev Daniel Bowman <[log in to unmask]>:

> Greetings all,
>
> I'm writing up a description of the phonetics of my conlang Angosey, and I
> was struck by its lack of bilabial stops.  Perhaps it's my L1 bias, but
> that seems unusual.  Wikipedia appears to agree, but I would like to have
> some more erudite opinions.  I was wondering if this lack will require some
> extensive diachronic investigation.  Perhaps Angosey lost /b/ via betacism,
> particularly since it does have /v/.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Danny
>