[Spellyans] Interesting Ushant Breton feature

Linus Band linusband at gmail.com
Thu May 3 13:04:19 IST 2012


Oops! Typo's:
[ọ ðaːt] > [o ðaːt]
(StB *ma/va mam*) > (StB *ma/va mamm*)


2012/5/3 Linus Band <linusband at gmail.com>

> Hello everyone,
>
> I am working on my MA-thesis about the historical phonological changes
> that led to the Ushant dialect at the moment, and am therefore using the
> Nouvel Atlas Linguistique de la Basse-Bretagne (or NALBB in short) by Jean
> Le Dû for a part of my research. On map 572-575 there is an interesting
> feature that I'd like to share with you:
>
> 572: [ọ zaːt] and [ọ ðaːt] 'my father' (StB *ma/va zad*);
> 573: [ọ mãm] 'my mother' (StB *ma/va mam*);
> 574: [ọ zyːt] 'my parents' (StB *ma/va zud*);
> 575: [ọ ˈɣẹːrẹnt] 'my (blood) relatives (StB *ma/va c'herent*).
>
> This is the only Breton dialect with *o* 'my' instead of *ma* or *va*. It
> is also one of the only dialects that has retained [ð] as a phoneme (at
> least with some speakers still).
> I find this very exciting! But that might just be me :P
>
>
> Linus
>
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