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Re: Cein

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Thursday, May 31, 2001, 22:15
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 02:42:51PM +0200, daniel andreasson wrote:
> Eric Christopherson wrote: > > > > No, {ch} is the mutated form of {c}, which I decided should > > > occur after the definite article. I'm still not sure if there > > > should be mutation or not after _i_ (sg) and _ir_ (pl). > > > Is <ch> pronounced /x/ then, or /S/ or something? > > For the moment I've decided to go for [x] in every > environments, tho /S/ is definitely a possibility.
Cool. You could maybe say that earlier there was [x] before back vowels and [S] before front vowels, but they merged into [x]; as an attested example, [S] became [x] in Spanish.
> > I'd assume that if /tSEjn/ comes from /kwenja/ then > > the result of /kwesse/ would be /tSEss/ <cess>. > > Yes. Did I say otherwise?
Nevermind. I thought from the spelling <chess> that you had forgotten to palatalize the /kw/, but now I see. -- Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo