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Re: YAEPT: apparently bizarre 'A's (was Re: YEAPT: f/T (was Re: Other Vulgar Lat

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 9:37
> > I thought that "hearth" was /h3rT/? If it has /Ar/ instead, I guess that > > makes "heart" a little more regular then. (Maybe there was a minor shift >of > > */E:/ > */a/ between h and r+coronal...) > >Nup, "hearth" definitely isn't /h3rT/... I know there was at one stage >a change of /Er/ -> /ar/;
>I assumed this >was the same change (with the /E:/ > /E/ earlier), which would help >explain why "heard" is /h3:d/, if it shortened after the change. >-- >Tristan.
I still think the h might play a part in it too - or how do you explain "earth" not going thru the same shift then? John Vertical


Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>