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In the pre­ sent state of our knowledge, it seems to me, we have no alternative but to regard sound change in this sense as a kind of linguistic 'wild card', bounded only by the upper limits of what is a 'possible sound change, which removes any hope of our being able to predict, let alone explain, the totality of changes taking place in any given lan­ guage. I would go further and say that sound change in this sense is probably in principle inexplicable, even in terms of the sociolinguis1 Isomorphism is used here in the sense of 'one meaning—one form'.

9) 16thcentury Sino-Korean Grade IV ti thiKorean 1670 1741 thi- tshi- Modern tsi 'earth' 'beat' As shown above, assibilation of palatalized stops in Grade III took place much earlier than that of Grade IV in Sino-Korean or in Korean. Assibilation in Korean took place in the latter part of the eighteenth century, while the palatalized stops of Grade IV in SinoKorean underwent assibilation in Modern Sino-Korean. , 1962), as in (10). (10) Ming di Peking ti 'earth' In conclusion, assibilation in Sino-Korean was caused by dialectal borrowing from Ming Chinese.

Tan t h an dan > tan A 'single' 'coal' 'merely' tyen t h yen dyen> nan tsonj ts h an dzan > tsan 'trouble' 'ancestor' 'meal' 'remnant' nyen tsyen ts h yen dzyen > san 'scatter' syen zyonj> (3)  'palace' 'heaven' 'field' tyen 'year' 'letter' 'thousand' 'front' tsyen 'before' 'pine' syorj ti thyel dyen> nyarj tsyen tshyarj dzyen > syen zyen>  'wisdom' 'wise' 'dust' tyen 'brew' 'fight' 'sing' 'money' tsyen 'fan' 'good' syen The initial consonants in the items in (A) and (b) were dentals in Middle Chinese, while those in (C), palatals.

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