[Spellyans] i ~ y

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 17:39:46 GMT 2009


So you are now claiming that Cornish had fortis and lenis.
At which period?
How can you possibly know?


Nicholas

On 4 Feb 2009, at 17:35, Hewitt, Stephen wrote:

> 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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>
>
> 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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