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