[Spellyans] kal revisited

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Mon Jan 5 16:43:17 GMT 2009


Usually -lc'h / -rc'h in Breton but -la / -ra in Welsh go back to forms with an orthographic g, phonetically an approximant /gh/: Breton gwalc'h, Welsh gwala "sufficiency"; Breton erc'h, Welsh eira "snow". The /gh/ was devoiced to /x/ in Breton, but vocalized to /a/ in Welsh.
 
Steve Hewitt

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From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net]On Behalf Of Jon Mills
Sent: 05 January 2009 16:53
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] kal revisited



Middle Breton has



calch	 	

Catholicon Reference: 872 

Latin: veretrum 

French: vit le mêbre de generation


So did Breton acquire the final /-x/ or did Cornish and Welsh lose it?

Jon


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Dr. Jon Mills,

School of European Culture and Languages,

University of Kent

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