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Re: LEDSA derivation

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2002, 2:19
Aidan Grey wrote:
> Everyone has come up with this same derivation, which is nice, but it >would make the _ei_ cluster more common than I want, and the long vowel e: >would disappear altogether. Here's what I came up with: > > ledsa > lejsa (voiced unaspirated stops vocalized before sonants) > lejs (final vowel weakening) > leis > > Does this seem realistic to you guys?
Though this isn't sibilant-related, there is a similar shift of *d > j in Irish, in particular the name Tadhg, which is pronounced [t~ajg] (t~ = velarized "broad" t; I think the g is supposed to be palatized/"slender" as well). I met someone by that name here in East Texas once, visiting from Ireland naturally. ~Danny~ _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free address at