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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.


Rodlox <rodlox@...>