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initial mutation or trigger? Re: re Mutations initial (in Welsh,

From:Rodlox <rodlox@...>
Date:Thursday, October 14, 2004, 7:43
> becomes: pryn + odd (3rd singular past tense) > > Then in certain contexts, the "p" mutates to "b". > Since the "p" is at the beginning of the word, it is > called "initial consonant mutation".
ah...though, maybe it's just my foggy mind...(dang cold)...but that sounds like a trigger language, as I understand it. is a "mutation" when it's attached to a word (ie, prynodd), and a "trigger" when it isn't attached? thanks. -Rodlox, who's just added one of those two to C-14's "question/statement resolver".


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>