LINGUIST List 30.2766

Mon Jul 15 2019

FYI: Metathesis in Language 2.0 database

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Jul-2019
From: Scott Seyfarth <>
Subject: Metathesis in Language 2.0 database
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The second version of the Metathesis in Language database at Ohio State is now available at:

This site contains a revised and expanded database of all reported cases of metathesis in the world's languages. There are currently 117 cases in over one hundred languages. Each case entry includes a summary that describes the pattern, as well as examples, comments, and references, as available. The database is searchable, and the site also has a bibliography of linguistic research on metathesis.

To report a new case of metathesis that is not in the database, or to submit corrections, please contact the current site maintainer listed in the Contacts page.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Page Updated: 15-Jul-2019