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Lenition or Elision or What?

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, December 8, 2005, 17:56
There is a phonetic phenomenon in Senjecan that occurs when the
personal pronoun nominative + the present tense marker are prefixed to
a verbnoun with an initial vowel.

m-i-ât-a /mi'at_da/
I go.

This becomes mïâta. m_j'at_da

Is there a proper name for this phenomenon?  It doesn't seem to me to
be either lenition (as David Crystal defines it) or elision.




Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
And Rosta <and.rosta@...>