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From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, August 6, 1999, 23:18
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999 13:51:35 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
>John Cowan wrote: >> ObConlang: Brithenig has prosthetic "y", pronounced /i/. Turkish, >> which isn't Romance but has the same rules, uses "i" also
>Actually, wasn't the /e/ of other Romance Langs originally /i/? It's >my >understanding that, for instance, schola --> iscola --> escola --> >escuela (in Spanish). Aren't epinthetic vowels generally a high >vowel, >as in Japanese where it's normally /u/, or /o/ (/o/ with /t/, /d/, >/s/,/z/) >-- >AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor
Well, i don't know if it's the same process, but in Hebrew, words that end with /3/ (`ayin) or /H/ (hhet) acquire an /a/ stuck in before them: yashein /jOSen/ vs. yagei'a` /jOGea3/ tishmor /tiSmor/ vs. tismo'ahh /tismoaH/ leholid /l@holiD/ vs. lehokhi'ahh /l@hoxiaH/ reid /reD/ vs. rei'a` /rea3/ -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: