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Re: Submitted for your approval...

On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Padraic Brown wrote:

> Indeed afar is right.  Only don't pound your head too hard!
It's pounded metaphysically.  Now that I know I haven't included afar in
the lexicon I will add it to the next update.
> Hmm.  Are you suggesting afant and cyrent and such nominal forms were sort
> of "frozen" that way when B still had -t at the end and they just stuck?
> Otherwise why not leave the nominal and verbal forms the same (-n)?
Yes.  Brithenig still preserves a distinction between -nd- (NBr -n) and
-ns, -nt- (NBr -nt) from its conservative latinate roots.  With a short
word like afant, the -t is probably still pronounced.

- andrew.

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