v > ?
|From:||Aidan Grey <grey@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 22:24|
Now that I'm soon to have more free time than I've recently had (which
still isn't much), I plan to work on Aelya some more. Since Daniel has Cein
following a Brythonic vein, I've decided to follow more in lines with the
Goidelic (thanks in part to Kim McCone's "Toward a Relative Chronology..."
and to a semester of Welsh, during which I've discovered that I don't like
rh and ll as much as I thought I did).
So, the question for you all: how do you think Quenya _v_ would be fit
into the PIE sound system (details below, as relevant to the Celtic langs)?
Stops: p t k' [k] kw
[b] d g' [g] gw
bh dh g'h [gh] gwh
fricative: s [th]
laryngeals: h1 h2 h3
(and does anyone have any resources on recent laryngeal theory?)
sonants: y/i w/u r l m n
vowels: [a] e o [a:] e: o:
As I understand it, the ed phonemes are ones of questionable existence
at the stage of the first transformations in Proto-Celtic.
My guess is for _v_ > _bh_ or _w_, but I have no reasoning for these