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Re: [PEER REVIEW] Mutations and sound changes (longish)

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Thursday, October 31, 2002, 20:41

> In Welsh, IIANM, initial *w in "strong" position was even > strenthened to > /gw/. Those expert in Welsh (or Brithenig :-) can probably > confirm or correct this.
I'm no expert (as of yet), but you're perfectly correct. This happened becaue of the strengthening of the velar component of [w]. Pavel (the resident Cambrophile) (Speaking of me being no expert, we opened a centre for Irish studies yesterday at University, and thanks ot the Irish embassy we got a plethora of books... including Jackson. So I guess I won't be anywhere near real life in a couple of weeks - I'll be sitting up late and reading Jackson :-)) -- Pavel Iosad Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas --Scottish proverb