Re: Azurian phonology : LONG
|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 2:03|
Den 28. okt. 2008 kl. 13.25 skreiv Henrik Theiling:
> Speaking of Azurian: just wanted to say that I read your description
> with great pleasure after I got back from my holiday triy, and that I
> liked the language a lot. Of course, it is especially nice after I
> have looked into Old Norse in some depth for constructing
> Þrjótrunn. :-)
Oh, I'm glad you like it. I hope you like it after the changes it
probably will go through as well. Currently the phonology is very
much like Faroese. But this is only provisional, and I will probably
add and remove some things when I get to work with it a little.
> Can't wait to read more! :-)
Well, you have to wait until tomorrow. I plan to put in something
then. Though the weather promises to be nice.
> One question: how's the skerping related to the (very common) shift
> also found in Icelandic of /jj/ > /gj/ > ... and /ww/ > /gw/ > ...?
> Did it happen at the same time only more aggressive than in other
> languages, or is it something totally different and unrelated?
Well, my Faroese grammar does mention some relation - apparently not
genetic but parallel developments - to words like Icelandic _höggva_
and Gothic Haggwan. I guess your /jj/ and /ww/ must be proto-
Germanic. They look strange for Norse. Then, the skerping may be
interpreted as a dissimilation from as far back as PG, perhaps.