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Re: Borrowing a word

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Sunday, August 31, 2003, 17:43
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From: "Peter Bleackley" <Peter.Bleackley@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: Borrowing a word

> Staving Andreas Johansson: > > > >That aside, [f] and [x] are supposed to be quite similar accoustically (I > >guess my brain's damaged for having those both phonemic in my native > >language - > > they sound perfectly different to me). > > Historically, there has been a [G] -> [f] change in some English words, > recorded by fossilized orthography. In other cases [G] simply vanished.
[x] to [f], I believe. For instance, hlæhan[hl&xan] > laugh[lA:f](In my ideolect).
> Pete >