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:
> lejsa (voiced unaspirated stops vocalized before sonants)
> lejs (final vowel weakening)
> 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
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