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Re: x > f sound change

From:Damon M. Lord <lorddm@...>
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2001, 0:56
On 14 Sep 2001, at 6:23, Raymond Brown wrote:

> At 1:05 pm +0200 13/9/01, BP Jonsson wrote: > >I've just got hands-on evidence that the /x/ > /f/ sound change as in > >English _tough_ is a natural one: > > ..and the normal Brit way of pronouncing 'Van Goch' as "van Goff". Of > course that may be in part influenced by the English surname 'Gough' /gQf/ > - but that started its life as Welsh _goch_ /go:x/ :)
This then may well come from the Welsh word "coch" /ko:x/ which means "red", and then mutated to "goch". - Not so much out of my tree, as driving away from the orchard at high speed. - Damon M. Lord Languages Student