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Re: p <-> kw

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Saturday, December 21, 2002, 22:47

> > I had a romance conlang where the word for "water" was _af_: > > /akwa/ -> /apa/ -> /ap@/ -> /ap/ -> /af/ > > Very close to Sindarin, which has /alf/ from */alp/ < */alkw/- > (Quenya has /alkwa/ for the same root). IIRC the change of final > stops into fricatives was taken by Tolkien from some point of > the development of English.
Nope, that's just regular unvoiced stop > fricative shift after liquids, and thus borrowed from Welsh. Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas --Scottish proverb