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Re: Gaelic names (was: names in conlangs)

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Friday, June 9, 2006, 2:16
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Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>: > >> Sgrìobh Elliott Lash: >>> The _i_ is a mark of palatalization on the following >>> consonant: >>> >>> Donnchadh mac Fearchair /donxa mak fjarxarj/ >>> Fearchar mac Domhnaill /fjarxar mak do~nalj/ >>> >>> (note that that's VERY approximate, don't quote me on >>> the pronunciation of the final <-dh> and the >>> pronunciation of the double <n> or <l>. Also, <j> is >>> meant to show palatalization and probably should be >>> written differently in sampa, maybe r_j, f_j, l_j. >> You've missed the lenition; masculine names are both lenited and >> slenderized in the genitive: >> >> Donnchadh MacFhearchair ["d_tOn_t@x@G ma~x"k_hE4@x@D] "Duncan >> Farquharson", lit. "Donald son of Farquhar" > > 'Fh' is silent?
'f' disappears when lenited, hence the origin of the use of the punctus delens to indicate it. K. - -- Keith Gaughan | Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -- Leonardo Da Vinci (attributed) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - iD8DBQFEiNnaaC1DzM+fZHMRAnzdAJ96NEUc2WTikg75Qlv5QavxHrymuQCfQhzx wP4h8KLxEQpMZt0y8rMfXXw= =a/VK -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----