[Spellyans] Need, want
njawilliams at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 15:42:18 BST 2009
I have checked Jackson. His reason for thinking -z- in MB was voiced
is its loss in some dialects.
But as Jackson points out, -dh- is lost intervocalically in Breton,
but so is -th- in some dialects.
Moreover he admits that choueza 'to blow' with -th- has been
contaminated by the word for 'swell' with -dh-.
And also the cognate adamnae 'hunger' in Old Irish, which has been
explained as *ad-ismn- where ismn is related
to Greek himeros 'desire'. The Lexique Etym. de l'Irlandais Ancien is
very suspicious of this etymology or even
of the existence of the word adamnae which is a hapax legomenon.
Stick to ethom/othem
On 4 Apr 2009, at 14:04, Michael Everson wrote:
> this owrd contains [ð] and noth [θ], according to HPB para. 936
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