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"Father" in 3B (was Re: Speaking of books... (and a spot of 3B))

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 14:43
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From: Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>

> veritosproject@GMAIL.COM skrev: > > No 'p' of 'f' in an IE lang for 'father'? > > There are a number of ways *p can be lost > > *p\ > xv) doesn't strike me as very improbable.
The path was *p?\='te:r --> pX='te:r (voicing assim) --> pX@'te:r (epenethetic @) --> px@'te:r (fricative collapse) --> px@'ter (V[+long] > V[-long] / _ {R,N} #) --> xp@'ter (TSV > STV / # _) --> xpU'ter (@ > U / V[+high]) --> xpU'te (weakening of finals) --> xfU'se (frikhathivization) --> xfu'se (vowel collapse) --> xvu'se ("start darkening"[*]) --> xvy'se (fronting harmony (or is that umlaut?)) --> 'xvyse (initial stress) It strikes me that I have actually misapplied a few rules here. I'm at the stage where I can either change the word or change the rules, and I'm leaning toward changing the rules... [*]It's not simple voicing, but in this case it amounts to: C[-v] > C[+v] / # (C*) _ V Paul


taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>
Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>