[Spellyans] th/dh and Lhuyd

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Nov 23 09:12:02 GMT 2010


Pedn bloodh lowen dhis, Nicholas.

Craig



On 23 Du 2010, at 08:20, nicholas williams wrote:

> 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.
>
> Nicholas
>
> 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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