[Spellyans] i ~ y

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Wed Feb 4 17:35:43 GMT 2009

Agreed that it is not voicing, but in the fortis/lenis scheme of things, in both Breton and Cornish, /x/ and /h/ do appear to be in a pair, so x > h is a "softening", in other words, lenition.

Steve Hewitt

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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] i ~ y

x > h is not lenition in the way that the other two are, since h is a  
voiceless as x.

On 4 Feb 2009, at 17:02, Hewitt, Stephen wrote:

> f/, /s/ and /x/ were generally lenited internally to /v/, /z/ and /h/,

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