Found it Re: Sound change posted to Conlang?
|From:||Amanda Babcock <langs@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 28, 2003, 22:32|
On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 12:25:02PM -0400, Amanda Babcock wrote:
> Some months ago someone sent a message to Conlang in which they detailed
> some interesting results of applying a few regular sound changes (something
> like: final consonants changed the vowels before them, then disappeared;
> then the vowels changed what was before *them*, and some of them disappeared).
Ok, I found what I was misremembering! It was Joseph Fatula's 6/3 message
"Strong Plurals?", or more to the point, his 6/4 followup explaining that
His actual series of sound changes was somewhat different: voicing of
intervocalic stops, followed by deletion of the second vowel in words
over two syllables, followed by assimilation of voice in consonant clusters,
followed by final stops disappearing. Very impressive results.
I finally found the message when the command "grep -B 1 -A 1 -i consonant
mail/conlang-incom | grep -B 1 -A 1 -i final" caught a pair of lines which
contained the word "elyhbo", which immediately rang a bell.