The study concentrates on the phonetic fusions in Japanese, which is a feature typical of flective languages. It also poses the question whether the inflective features are relics of more ancient phases of the language or rather of the recent : What is the tendency, from inflective to agglutinative or vice versa, and is fusion in Japanese declining or developing?
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