initial mutation or trigger?
|Date:||Friday, October 15, 2004, 7:55|
> On Thursday, October 14, 2004, at 04:40 , Rodlox wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 11:12:44AM +0200, Rodlox wrote:
> >>> becomes: pryn + odd (3rd singular past tense)
> >>> is a "mutation" when it's attached to a word (ie, prynodd), and a
> >>> "trigger" when it isn't attached?
> >> What the heck does a phonetic change like that have to do withtriggers?
> > it sounds like the explanation I got (way earlier) regarding
> > triggers...only it's attached to a word.
> Apologies accepted - but you've still left some us mightily confused. If
> we are confused, the chances are that you are also.
> I cannot help thinking it would help us all, especially yourself, if made
> you made it plainer what you understand by "trigger" and why the mutation
> of initial consonants in a language like Welsh seem to suggest triggers. I
> am not being critical in saying this, I am trying to be positive and
okay, I'll use imaginary examples for this...
"ron gyrouin edak!"
'ron' being the trigger, turning it from a nice, quiet question about cars,
to a matter of life or death (but still a question about cars).
or, maybe -
"gyrouin ron edak"
as opposed to...
in which the 'trigger' has merged with the word that it was
affecting...which is what I *had* thought was an initial consonant mutation
(becoming "son'edak" in some cases).