Re: mutation and rinya
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 7, 1999, 15:57|
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
> So lenition is the first stage, stop > fricative? What's 'eclipsed'?
> Where did the approximants go? And how does f > b?
> Is it that p > f *or* p > b? I'm not sure I understand your table.
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.
"[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not
speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue
hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." --
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