How Does This Look? (Sound Changes)
|From:||Rob Haden <magwich78@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 28, 2003, 19:20|
Below is a sample of a full sound change from Proto-Language to Classical
OurTongue. How does it look in terms of realism?
kxha-no na > kxhanwa-na > kha:nuna > khanon > khanën-ï > ka:nni > ka:nte
I'm particularly concerned about the supposed change from /n:/ ('long'
or 'emphatic' /n/) to /nt/.
The word is 'song,' originally from 'sing-thing.'
Also, is it common for enclitics to be reduced even though word-final
vowels are preserved (i.e. kha:numi(:) 'I sing' > khanon)?