Re: mutation and rinya
|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 8, 1999, 20:08|
On Sun, 8 Aug 1999, FFlores wrote:
> I assume the mutations in Celtic languages, which were the inspiration
> for Sindarin, follow similar patterns. What I would like to know is
> *what* exactly these patterns were, how much time ago, etc. :)
It would have to be a very long time ago. Dottin in "La Langue Gauloise"
mentions several things that Gaulish has in common with insular Celtic
langs. First on the list is mutations, namely lenition and nasalisation.
At the latest, Gaulish would be 6th century.
> --Pablo Flores