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Re: Pilovese sentences

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, March 31, 2008, 8:22
Andreas Johansson skrev:
 > Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>:
 >> On 30.3.2008 Scotto Hlad wrote:
 >>> Nearly everything I have to use for reference comes from
 >>> places on line. I did not have AVIC'LA to work with.
 >>> According to, portuguese derives ave
 >>> from AVICELLUS which is the root I used.
 >> Sorry, I meant APIC'LA < APIS, the 'bee' word. It ends up
 >> with /L/ everywhere AFAIK. AFMOC it's _avegl_ /a'veL/ in
 >> Rhodrese, which has some rather evil spelling rules for
 >> palatals:
 >> - gl = /L/
 >> - ghl = /gl/
 >> - gn = /J/
 >> - ghn = /gn/
 > I've got _gl_ for /l;/ in an (unnamed) romlang sketch.
 > By analogy and even more evilly, it also has _gd_ for
 > /d;/ [dz\)]!

Rhodrese has _dg_ (not _*gd_) as one of its spellings for
/dZ/ (the others being _j_ and _g{e,i,y}_ of course. The
jury is still out as to whether it has _sdg_ or _sg'_ beside
_sg{e,i,y}_ for /Z/. It could go either way as there is
_sç_ beside _sc{e,i,y}_ for /S/. _Sdg_ certainly is more
wicked in both the modern and old sense of the word, but I'm
not sure I like the look of _eglisdg_ < ECCLESIAE or _basdg_
< BASIUM. I certainly don't like _**basj_ for reasons which
should be obvious to a Swede, so there will be no _sj_ for
/Z/. Also that spelling wouldn't have worked before the
distinction between _i_ and _j_ was established.

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
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