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re Mutations initial (in Welsh, for example) (was Re Re New conlang)

From:Rodlox <rodlox@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 19:25
> He could have added that in Welsh focused elements are fronted.
> Prynodd Huw gar ddoe. > (bought Hugh car yesterday).
> English (cleft): It was Hugh who bought a car yesterday. > Welsh: Huw (a) brynodd gar ddoe. [The (a) is normally > omitted in spoken Welsh]
> English (cleft): It was a car (that) Hugh bought yesterday. > Welsh: Car (a) brynodd Huw ddoe.
> English (cleft): It was yesterday that Hugh bought a car. > Welsh: Ddoe (y) prynodd Huw gar. [The (y) is normally > omitted in spoken Welsh]
> Welsh: Prynu gar ddoe (a) wnaeth Huw. > (Buy car yesterday did Hugh). > > (The Welsh examples have the added interest of initial consonant mutation
um, if I might ask, how/where did it mutate? as far as I can see, |prynodd| & |brynodd| became |prynu|...but wouldn't that be a suffix or affix to the opening word? apologies if I'm misunderstanding what you mean by 'initial'.


Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>