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Re: mutation and rinya

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Saturday, August 7, 1999, 9:15
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Daniel Andreasson wrote:

> (i) in deloth > in deloth > (ii) in bacor > im bacor > (iii) in cwol > ing gwol >
Brithenig shamelessly stole the nasal mutation from Welsh, if I were to spell your example in Brithenig it would end up as: (i) in deloth > in neloth /I nE 'loT/ (ii) in bacor > in macor /I m@ 'cor/ (iii) in cwol > in nghwol /i 'Nhwol/ (iii) has a very nasty cluster. Unvoiced stops turn into unvoiced nasals written as Nh, where N may be {m, n, ng} unless they are pronounced as aspirated nasals, which I suspect is unlikely.
> in > im is ordinary assimilation, but what happens in (iii) /k/ > /g/? > What exactly is the difference between lenition, soft mutation, > nasal mutation (the Pinocchio syndrome :) and any other sort > of mutation? >
I think between everyone else that question has been covered thoroughly so I won't add any more.
> Nasal mutation seems to have something to do with a final > -n (and other nasals) and its influence on the following consonant.
Yes. - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus