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Re: x > f sound change

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, September 13, 2001, 16:23
BP Jonsson wrote:

>I've just got hands-on evidence that the /x/ > /f/ sound change as in >English _tough_ is a natural one: >In my dialect of Swedish the normal pronunciation of _garage_ is /ga"rA:x/, >but my son (who is 3 1/2 years old) says /ga"rA:f/ very >clearly. Sound-change in the making!
There's also German _luft_ vs. Dutch _lucht_, though IIRC that's unique; probably ultimately a dialect form. Another: Germ. Stiftung, Du. stichting; unclear exactly what the base forms are.


BP Jonsson <bpj@...>