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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 Smith, Intheologus firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Why are there so many Smiths in the Phone Book?
A. Because they all have telephones!
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