The Productivity of Apophony in Japanese: An Experimental Approach

This is an article I found about the frequency of apophony (母音交替) in nonce compound words as read by 616 students of Yamagata University. The nonce compounds with an >50% apophony rate were 「船旗」, 「上所」, 「船猫」, 「雨風呂」, and 「稲蝉」. 「上所」 and 「雨風呂」 were the nonce compounds with an >50% redundancy rate, i.e. that the students read them with both apophony and rendaku.

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