Re: mutation and rinya
|Date:||Saturday, August 7, 1999, 20:25|
Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> wrote:
> Both. Both mutations exist. Certain words trigger lenition, and other
> eclipsis. The name "eclipses" comes from the orthography - it's written
> bp, etc., the b "eclipsing" the p. For instance, _teach_ (/t_jax/,
> IIRC) is "house". My house is "mo theach" (/mo hax/, IIRC), Our house
> is "ar dteach" (/ar d_jax/, I think). That is, "mo" is a word that
> causes lenition, while "ar" is a word that causes eclipses.
Do you (anyone) know the diachronical reason for this? I guess
"mo" and "ar" ended in sounds that caused the following sound to
change in these ways. What were they?