|From:||Daniel Prohaska <daniel@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 19, 2008, 22:04|
I'm not 100% sure, but maybe if your <bun> were /bu:n/ and remained
/"bu:nti/. If it was short, the short vowel would have been preserved as in
"hunt" (OE huntian). Lengthening only happened when a voiced homorganic stop
followed the nasal, as in "blind", or "found".
From: Lars Finsen
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:11 PM
I have a question for experts in English language history. If Old English
had acquired a loan-word /bunty/, what should we expect as the outcome in
later English? Bounty /baunti/?
I am thinking of Bunty as an old name for my conworld, from Suraetua bun =
copper + ty = land. If a land north of Scotland later were known as
Bountyland, it might attract a lot of immigration, I guess.