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Re: mutation and rinya

From:Daniel Andreasson <daniel_noldo@...>
Date:Monday, August 9, 1999, 8:20
Dirk Elzinga wrote:

<< snip excellent explanation of mutation and gradation! >>

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
What an excellent explanation. This 'gradation' is exactly
what I'm after.

> mutation: an alternation among consonants which marks > some morphological category. It usually is not > phonologically transparent; that is, it often isn't obvious > why the consonants alternate the way they do given the > phonological environment they find themselves in
And it was exactly what I wanted to hear about mutation. That there are no obvious rules to why the mutation is what it is. Now I really have something to work with. Thanks again, Daniel