R: Re: Digest 2 Apr
|Date:||Thursday, April 5, 2001, 15:27|
Jesse Bangs wrote:
> Muke Tever sikayal:
> > > I like phonology, but I don't know enough about historical phonologyto
> > > be entirely comfortable with the sound-changes I devise.
> > Hehe. My langs tend to have regular but likely-implausible soundchanges.
> I don't know. There's some pretty weird stuff out there, like s > r,
> which is attested multiple times, but which I can't justify in my own
That's rhotacism. It happened in Latin, for istance:
honos 'honour' NOM.
honos + em > honorem 'honour' ACC.
/l/ > /r/ is another type of rothacism, attested inRumanian, i.e., and in
the variety of Italian spoken in Rome:
'il lato' (the side) is realized as /er 'lado/
Std. Italian has /il lato/, Tuscanian /il lat_ho/ or /il laTo/. I pronounce
it something like /il l6to/, while in Naples, since we are at Italian
varieties, lately, they pronounce it /@l l6:t@/ with a falling intonation
(4->2/1) adn with a semi voiced intervocal /t/.