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.