[Spellyans] Interesting Ushant Breton feature

Linus Band linusband at gmail.com
Thu May 3 13:14:30 IST 2012


With still so many things to research lying around I am having a really
hard time focussing on only the Ushant dialect... I have to gather these
for possible PhD  applications next year!

All the best,

Linus

2012/5/3 Hewitt, Stephen <s.hewitt at unesco.org>

> Hello Linus,****
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> I think there are some remains of [ð] around Pondi/Pontivy.****
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> And I have heard it from a speaker from near Gwaien/Audierne: imperative
> /’a:zeð/ ‘asez-‘ “sit”.****
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> While not very widespread, the question is probably underresearched.****
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> Cheers,****
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> Steve****
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> *From:* spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:
> spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] *On Behalf Of *Linus Band
> *Sent:* 03 May 2012 14:01
> *To:* Standard Cornish discussion list
> *Subject:* [Spellyans] Interesting Ushant Breton feature****
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> Hello everyone,****
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> 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:****
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> 572: [ọ zaːt] and [ọ ðaːt] 'my father' (StB *ma/va zad*);****
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> 573: [ọ mãm] 'my mother' (StB *ma/va mam*);****
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> 574: [ọ zyːt] 'my parents' (StB *ma/va zud*);****
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> 575: [ọ ˈɣẹːrẹnt] 'my (blood) relatives (StB *ma/va c'herent*).****
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> 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). ****
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> I find this very exciting! But that might just be me :P****
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> Linus****
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