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Re: mutation and rinya

From:Daniel Andreasson <daniel_noldo@...>
Date:Monday, August 9, 1999, 8:21
Rob wrote:

> Isn't k>g ordinary assimilation too? To me it looks like in New Greek
> Gzeno] <- /ton xeno/: the [k] makes the [n]>N (regressive
assimilation) and
> N makes [k] > [g] (progressive assimilation). Why don't you analyse
it that
> way?
Because 'nasal gradation' sounds much more fly! ;) And because I'll probably have soft mutation/lenition as well and they kinda stick together well in the same chapter of the grammar. We'll see what comes out of it. Daniel