[Spellyans] RLC <h> for <gh>
njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 19:03:01 BST 2008
We cannot be sure. Can you think of any parallel?
On 25 Jun 2008, at 18:52, Owen Cook wrote:
> I think so too Nicholas, but can we be sure of this? Can we actually
> exclude the possibility of /ejT/?
> 2008/6/25 nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>:
>> I am not sure eyth is metathesis. Initial ye- is often reduced to e-
>> in ezow 'Jew', ehaz 'health', for example.
>> I take eyth to be for [e:T] where ey = e: and initial [j] is lost.
>> Incidentally the shift /je > e/ in initial position shows that
>> Caradar's Yesu (adopted by KK in their NT)
>> cannot be right. If it had been correct the name Yesu would sometimes
>> appear as *Esu which it never does.
>> The name Jesu in MC is like Maria, Jacob, Jerusalem, Jowan and
>> Loundres and is borrowed from MFrench via Breton.
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