_w_ yn y Gymraeg (yr oedd Irregularality in languages)
|From:||Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 21:30|
> Does Welsh really preserve [w]? I gathered |w|[u] is never a true
> consonant, but part of a dipthong.
Well, yes, that was a bit stretched. Phonologically, however, it is I
think quite safe to describe _gwlad_ as /gw"lAd/ rather than /g_w"lAd/
(because then the description of the [@r "w_lAd] - or how do you
transcribe the 'pre-labialized' sound? - is too complicated). Also,
there are things like _cydweddu_ (_we_ is not a phonological diphthong),
and various _w_'s in compounds, some in them with no _gw-_ counterpart,
where they are non-syllabic.
Pavel Iosad firstname.lastname@example.org
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