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Re: Script question and..

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Sunday, January 27, 2002, 23:31
Whoops- sorry, that should of course have been "voiced" rather than

> Easy - but you need to invent (sorry: discover) the "voicesless stop > disappears before sibilant" rule, or something like that. > 1. Ledsa (this needs to be stressed on the 1st syllable) > 2. Le:sa (application of rule above, with ensuing compensatory lengthening > of preceding vowel) > 3. Leisa (long front vowel becomes paired front vowel glide) > 4. Leis (unstressed final vowel disppears) > Mike > > Anyone have any ideas about how to get from the protoform *LEDSA to
> > final form _leis_?