Re: a "natural language" ?
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 1, 2004, 19:56|
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:28:34 -0500,
Matt Arriola <azathoth500@...> wrote:
> Can you give me an example of sound changes causing irregularities? I'm
> working on a couple conlangs myself. It'd help make it look more realistic.
For example, in Proto-Albic, a third-person agent was marked on the
verb by the simple suffix *-sa (*-su in dual, *-si in plural).
Now, in Old Albic, the clusters *ps, *ts, *cs have undergone
metathesis, resulting in sp, st, sc respectively; and intervocalic
*s has become r. So there are forms like _obosca_ < *obocsa `he fled'
and _bocara_ < *bocasa `he is fleeing'.
Hope this helps.