Evidence of a Consonant Shift in 7th Century Japanese

S. Robert Ramsey, J. Marshall Unger
1972 Journal of Japanese Linguistics  
This paper attempts to certify that certain changes in voicing and aspiration, namely the shift from Kan'on to Go'on, occurred during the proto-Japanese period. Based on Middle Chinese data, proto-Korean-Japanese systems, Tibetan transcriptions of Chinese texts, and internal Japanese evidence, the authors date the transition roughly in the 7th century. A bibliography of referneces is included. (DD)
doi:10.1515/jjl-1972-0209 fatcat:gu5orppimzd6nlklkwc7vggocu