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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 =
> > eclipsis. The name "eclipses" comes from the orthography - it's =
> > bp, etc., the b "eclipsing" the p. For instance, _teach_ (/t_jax/, > > IIRC) is "house". My house is "mo theach" (/mo hax/, IIRC), Our =
> > 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. >=20 > 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? >=20 > --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. Daniel