Re: How obnoxious stem variation is likely to be retained?
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 12, 2007, 8:31|
Quoting "T. A. McLeay" <conlang@...>:
> Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > As I mentioned some time ago, I'm working, if fitfully, on pielang (working
> > name: Wa). The sound-changes I've instituted, this far at least, are not
> > radical, but sometimes they conspire to make closely related forms diverge
> > wildly. The case inspiring this post is this: PIE *kerd "heart" quite
> > yields Wa /Sard/, and the PIE genitive *krdos equally regularly yields Wa
> > /karado/.
> > Naturally, I'm considering whether I should replace the later form with
> > analogical /Sardo/. I do quite like irregular paradigms with historical
> > explanations, but I worry whether this case would stretch believability.
> > say ye sages? :)
> Prehaps you could use partial analogy. *kerd > /Sard/, *krdos > /Sarado/
> (or *ke:rd > /Serd/, *krdos > /Serado/.
Thanks for the suggestion. As far as Wa outcome is concerned, this would be more
or less the same as Henrik's suggestion of leveling en route, so I shall
probably end up with something at least *looking* like it. :)