Re: mutation and rinya
|From:||Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 7, 1999, 22:10|
> 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
Yes. That's exactly what I'm trying to get an answer to. What are the
underlying reasons for the mutations?=20
Where's Ray Brown at? He's usually brilliant at this kind of stuff.