everson at evertype.com
Tue Apr 10 20:52:58 IST 2012
On 10 Apr 2012, at 18:37, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> I would suggest a parallel between that and yma>'ma. But how consistent were either? In Late Cornish, we see both ma and ema.
No, because the difference between [ɡʷ] and [ɡ] is in the quality of the consonant. The distinction between [əˈma] and [ma] is the dropping of an unstressed syllable.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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