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Re: Betreft: Re: Pidgin Gothic (Was: Re: New Lang, but Just For Fun)

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Monday, January 24, 2000, 16:25
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Rob Nierse wrote:

>Question: >is it possible / reasonable to convert 'q' [k_w] to [p] ? >and 'hu' [x_w] to [f] ?
Why not? Some Celts take IE *kwetwer and end up with pedwar. Tallarian would make both into an H-like sound: [kw] -> [h1]; [xw] -> [h1] where h1 is kind of like /h/ in English and h2 is rougher and more back of the throat. But not [x] or anything similar, as those sounds don't exist in T. [gw] becomes [h2]. Padraic.