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Re: mutation and rinya

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
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? --Pablo Flores