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Re: nu alltr e gw alltr?
Rhaifun Bryn yscrifef:
> Indeed, as it stands at the moment Brithenig is not being consistent. Most
> assuredly if '/'kwatro' --> 'cathr' and '/brit'tanika/ --> 'Brithenig' then
> /ak'kasa/ must become 'a chas'.
> Otherwise if 'a cas' is retained then Brithenig should follow its sister
> tongues and reinstate 'catr' and, of course, rename itself 'Britenig' ;)
Brithenig being a conservative language, I conclude then that
"a chas" [@xas] < AD CASAM and "af cas" [@cas] < A CASA. Of course
the spelling "af" is artificial, probably made consistent at
the revival of learning.
> But I recall that Italian has other prepositions which cause initial
> consonant gemination. Are there, therefore, other Brithenig prepositions
> which should cause spirant mutation?
Roughly speaking, so-called "raddoppiamento sintattico" occurs
following a word which ends in a stressed vowel, provided the
two words are in close nexus: "parḷ chiaro" comes out as
[par lok kja ro].
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)