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Re: Revised Verb paradigm!

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 31, 2001, 3:09
On Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at 01:53 , Padraic Brown wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > >> On Sunday, October 28, 2001, at 11:38 , Padraic Brown wrote: >> >> langs) but your paradigms are quite lovely; this is one conlang I'd >> definitely like to hear spoken. > > If I can get the accent down, I might try recording it. >
Let us know if/when you do! :-)
>>> ii. Past simp. (perf.) >>> >>> parlasi parlason >>> parlaste parlasaz iiA. Past >>> parlasot pharlasont >> >> I noticed in a number of places <p> varied to <ph>. What sound is <ph> >> and what instigates the variance (mostly, it seems, in the 3rd person >> plural)? (I apologize, I realize I've missed a lot of your earlier posts >> on Kerno.) > > It's [f]. This is aspiration, a typical British mutation. 3rd singular > used to have a feminine form, called softening: barlasot, e.g. Not > frequently heard anymore; though still quite alive in Brithenig. > Aspiration also happens in plural nouns: il cats / y chat /Il kat(s)/ - > /i xat/. The third mutation is nasalisation, which you get (usually) > after prepositions and articles that end in -n and also in the oblique > case: il cats / le gatte /Il kat(s)/ - /lE~ gat/.
Oh, I see! :-) This makes a lot more sense when you explain, and when others on this list have explained it, than when I tried to look it up in a book on Irish. <wry g> OC I didn't know any phonetics/phonology at the time, which might've been part of the problem. Thanks for the clarification. :-) Yoon Ha Lee [] A clear conscience is merely the result of a bad memory.