Re: mutation and rinya
|From:||Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 7, 1999, 15:30|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Well, here's an example from Irish (phonemic, not orthographic):
> Normal Lenition Eclipsed
> p f b
> t h d
> k x g
> b v m
> d G n
> g G N
> f [silent] v
> m v
> s h
> But, I don't know what the origins were of these mutations.
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.
> Hmm, I see your conlang taking a decidedly Nordic direction. :-)
Since 1/4 of the term is a course in Old Icelandic, itur mightur very =
beur thatur wayur... :)