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Re: Consonantization

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Monday, January 27, 2003, 17:20
At 3:46 AM -0500 1/27/03, Aidan Grey wrote:
> Is there a better word for this? Vocalization is nice, but for some >reason consonantization grates on my ears. > > The process is one by which (falling) diphthongs become vowel+consonant: >ai becomes ay-, au becomes av-, and so on.
You could call this glide fortition.
> Also, do I have the right name for Taalen diphthongs - they're all >falling because the glide is second?
Right. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "It is important not to let one's aesthetics interfere with the appreciation of fact." - Stephen Anderson