|From:||Aidan Grey <grey@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 27, 2002, 20:59|
At 12:25 PM 1/27/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>Easy - but you need to invent (sorry: discover) the "voicesless stop
>disappears before sibilant" rule, or something like that.
>1. Ledsa (this needs to be stressed on the 1st syllable)
>2. Le:sa (application of rule above, with ensuing compensatory lengthening
>of preceding vowel)
>3. Leisa (long front vowel becomes paired front vowel glide)
>4. Leis (unstressed final vowel disppears)
> > Anyone have any ideas about how to get from the protoform *LEDSA to the
> > final form _leis_?
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?