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Re: Cein

From:daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 5, 2001, 16:16
Eric Christopherson wrote:

> I think in Irish and (Scottish) Gaelic <nn> is dental, <n> > alveolar, just to clarify. But do what you like :)
Do'h! Hehe. Silly me, I should have read your message even more carefully. Since I like dental better than alveolar, I think I'll let this (reversed) rule of mine apply only for final /n/ and /nn/, since a quick glance tells me that /n/ wins big time against /nn/ in final position. Presumably /d/ in Quenya was alveolar, making nd >> nn alveolar too. /n/ OTOH was dental. In Cein, however, /d/ is dental. /nn/ in words like _annon_ being dental is due to analogy. Thus: Final /nn/ is alveolar, and all other /n/ and /nn/ are dental. And yes, Keith, I've read your post, but introducing things like /aun/ and stuff seems to complicate things a bit too much. :) ||| daniel, having trouble keeping his mails short... -- <> Mad llammgalf! <> <> <> Ond llamm! <> <>