[Spellyans] A few questions about mixed mutation of words beginning with G

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Sat Aug 22 23:24:57 BST 2015

Just to clarify.

Dan's hyphen indicates that no change from the radical (i.e. dictionary) 
form takes place, so it's:




<*G*> disappears in Soft mutation, except that: <*Go*> becomes <*Wo*>; 
and <*Gu*> becomes <*Wu*>; and <*Gro*> becomes <*Wro*>; and <*Gru*> 
becomes <*Wru*>.

Again, in Soft mutation, there is no mutation of <*C*>, <*D*>, <*K*>, 
<*P*>, <*Qu*>, <*T*> --- after nouns that end in <*s*> or <*th*>.
However, <*B*>, <*Ch*>, <*G*>, <*M*> do mutate here.

This last rule appears to have been "invented" by A. S. D. Smith. Do we 
still use this rule? Is there evidence for it in the texts? What about 
words that end in <*dh*>? These have never been mentioned.


Andrew J. Trim

On 22/08/15 12:17, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> ‹*Gl*›
> Mixed: -
> ‹’*th*›: -
> ‹*Go*›
> Mixed: ‹*Who*›
> ‹’*th*›: ‹*Wo*›
> ‹Gr›
> Mixed: -
> ‹’*th*›:-

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