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Re: Help on Sound Changes

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 16:46

Santiago Matías Feldman writes:
> I need some advice on my sound changes from Latin into > my Romlang "Laturslav". >...
Ah! More details about Laturslav, please! :-)
>... > So, the question is, how can I manage to keep /ts/ > present in the language to a minimum, while at the > same time applying the changes of /t/ and /k/ to /s/?
Hmm, try considering the stress pattern and make the rules dependent on stress. E.g. /t/ > /s/ / _ j (unstressed) /t/ > /ts/ / _ j (stressed) (And analogously with /k/ + /e/, /i/): informatio > informasya /-s-/ caelum > cel /ts-/ (Or let the syllable *before* the /t/,/k/ influence the shift.) **Henrik