njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 14:11:16 IST 2011
I suspect that gwef is a back formation on the basis of the comparative. In *gwywha, *gwewha the -h- of the suffix devoiced the w, which
between vowels was pronounced as a bilabial [f]. From this the simplex gwef was extracted.
On 2011 Gor 15, at 13:49, Jon Mills wrote:
> If we consider the presence of final <-f> and <ff>, should the the final phoneme not be a fricative, /v/ ?
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