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Re: ELVES: was: Elliott's peoplesT

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 18:46
Quoting Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>:
> Later changes involved the lenition of stops surrounded by vowels and > liquids, > turning p, t, c into b, d, g and b, d, g into bh, dh, gh (/f, D, G/) of > which gh > was later weakened to j before vowels and deleted elsewhere.
/b/ changing to /f/ looks really odd; one'd expect /B/ or /v/. Is it a typo (seeing that "f" is just above "v" on a Qwerty), and if not, is there any particular explanation? Andreas