Re: Middle English question
|Date:||Saturday, July 31, 1999, 11:12|
On Fri, 30 Jul 1999, Padraic Brown wrote:
> Oh, and there's /'pa: drIg/ in Brithenig and
>Until it got changed to /p@ 'drig/, ultimate stress remember. Hmmm, that
sounds like a computer game.
> If I remember aright, Brithenig's vocative would be /'ba: drIg/.Ditto, but the initial mutation is correct.
In my mind I pronounce Padraic as /p& 'dreIk/. On the other hand I
mentally pronounce Boudewijn as "/'bo: dU waIn/, no, that should be /'bOu
d@ VeIn/", which is much longer.
Sorry about that!
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
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