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 Iosad email@example.com
Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas