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Re: nu alltr e gw alltr?
On Mon, 16 Nov 1998, John Cowan wrote:
> > As for alchyn + nasal mutation marking the indefinite plural I think it is
> > more likely to remain + spirant mutation. More information when at hand.
> Okay, you are probably right; < ALICUIU/ALICUIA, so the n is intrusive.
> BTW, in Italian nasals are assimilated to following consonants, so
> "con Paolo" = [kompaulo] whereas "con Carlo" = [koNkarlo]. Is this
> true in B. nasal mutation as well, where the "n" still remains, as
> in the prep. "in"?
That's what happens in Kernu: "co mBoule" = [kombul]; "co nCarle" =
[koNgar@l]. In K, alcun + nasalisation marks a singular, alcuna with no
mut. the plural. Just one more stumbling block for the Mutationally
Challenged, eh? :-)
> John Cowan email@example.com
> e'osai ko sarji la lojban.