initial mutation or trigger? Re: re Mutations
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 14, 2004, 15:07|
Rodlox wrote at 2004-10-14 17:40:36 (+0200)
> > As I read it, "initial consonant mutation" isn't any kind of
> > technical linguistics terminology; it's just plain English. The
> > initial consonant (e.g. /p/) undergoes a mutation (to /b/),
> > therefore it's called initial consonant mutation. I suppose
> > could have been called "first consonant change", but I can't
> > think of any way to make it plainer than that. What the heck
> > does a phonetic change like that have to do with triggers?
> it sounds like the explanation I got (way earlier) regarding
> triggers...only it's attached to a word.
Explain what you now understand a trigger to be.