[Spellyans] Interesting Ushant Breton feature

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu May 3 13:30:08 IST 2012


No, Linus, it's not just you. It IS very interesting!!!
Dan


On May 3, 2012, at 2:14 PM, Linus Band wrote:

> 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!
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> All the best,
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> Linus
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> 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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