[Spellyans] th/dh and Lhuyd

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 08:20:57 GMT 2010

Except this: there is good evidence that the word for 'mother' was indeed pronounced with pre-occlusion.
There is not unequivocal evidence that the word for 'mountain' had a voiced final. The evidence from Lhuyd
is ambiguous and on theoretical grounds [meneD] is, in my view, unlikely. 


On 2010 Du 23, at 07:55, Owen Cook wrote:

>  I can hardly think it would be a
> greater burden for some speakers to pronounce <menedh> as [menəθ] than
> for others to pronounce <mamm> as [mæbm].

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