Loss of unstressed vowels. Cp Cx Ch clusters > aspirates, Cb clusters metathesize.
w bh > b
dh > ly/ry
#na #n n# n > lya l l r
Lenition of stops and fricatives in the onset of unstressed syllables:
p t ts ch k q > b d dz j g gh
b d dz j g > v r z zh gh
BUT: du > ghu
bh dh > m n
s sh x > z zh gh
z zh > r y
Deghuri Vowel Shift
a > e when the following syllable contains i
a > o when the following syllable contains u
o > ɤ in some circumstances: after labials and /ts dz s z/, in some unstressed particles
a > ɤ in originally-unstressed first syllables
o/ɤ vowel harmony: o > ɤ in words with ɤ
ɤ > o when followed by stressed u
ɤ i u > ă ĭ ŭ
a > ă / before clusters or unvoiced consonants in originally unstressed syllables
short vowels are lost word-initially in trisyllables
a e o > aː iː uː
ă ĭ ŭ > ɨ e o
Middle of three long vowels shortens.
Long vowel before consonant cluster shortens.
Short vowels drop in V:CVCV: sequences.
Sporadic syncope in plurals.
p > f / _C C_ or before short a
Ergativity develops somehow.