||PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Waves of Contact between Tungusic and Japanese: Possible Evidence in the Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Voiced Consonants and Medial Consonant Clusters in Old Japanese (Part 1)", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 5, 31-68, 2018.10, This paper analyzes two different types of reflexes of proto-Tungusic medial voiced consonants and medial consonant clusters in Old Japanese, and postulates that the existence of these two different types of reflexes may be attributed to two different waves of contact from Tungusic into Japanese..
||PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "The Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Consonant Clusters in Old Japanese", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 4, 23-45, 2016.09, The objective of this paper is to study and analyze the reflexes of Tungusic medial consonant clusters consisting of two consonants in Old Japanese borrowings (or loanwords) of Tungusic origin. The paper aims to clarify how medial consonant clusters of Tungusic donor words have changed in the corresponding borrowing (or loanwords) from Tungusic into Japanese, in order to fit into the phonotactic constraints of the proto-Japanese language, which does / did not possess consonant clusters (with the exception of nasal consonant clusters; i.e., *-np-, *-nt-, *-nk-, and *-ns-)..
||PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Tungusic Elements in Japanese Adjectives", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 2, 99-120, 2009.09, The first aim of the paper is searching for Tungusic elements in Japanese adjectives. This includes a quest for reflexes of Tungusic adjectives or verbs with adjectival meaning (such as, for example, “to be wet”) in Japanese roots, even if those Japanese roots are not adjectival roots. The second aim of the paper is searching for building blocks (i.e., suffixes) in Japanese adjectives that derive from Tungusic..
||PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Natural Tendencies of Semantic Change & the Search for Tungusic Elements in Japanese Body-Part Terms", Altaistic Studies, 2, 71-103, 2008.03.