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Re: Euphonic phonology (Was: 'Nor' in the World's Languages)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 22:27
Dirk Elzinga wrote:
> So in the word [táppùni] 'a rabbit'...
Was that "tapune" in an earlier incarnation? I see I've borrowed it into Kash as _tavun_ 'a shy mammal sp., agricultural pest; hunted and eaten by farmers'. As for euphony, Kash was supposed to have an Indonesian/Malay sound, but it sure doesn't-- it's all the fault of making the very frequent inanim. plural to be -(V)S. Too late to change now, but perhaps in one of the relatives... I'm not sure Gwr is euphonious...can't speak/read it fluently enough with the right tones to tell. But it's mostly CV(C) with only three codas, [? h N]. (My work on the sound changes rules is in hiatus, due to sister's visit, not to mention my own confusion.)


Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>