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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): >=20 > 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 >=20 > 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 = wellur beur thatur wayur... :) Daniel