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Re: nu alltr e gw alltr?
I'm not sure where Ray got the rule that germinated consonants don't
undergo spirant mutation because my own impression from my readings is
that unvoiced consonant clusters became unvoiced fricatives in Brythonic
languages. According to Language and History in Early Britain; pp, tt, cc
> f, th, ch in mid or later sixth century, so the verb appellare (to
appeal, to be called or named) becomes aphellare (NBr affellar). Keeping
in mind the conservative nature of Brithenig I still suggest that the
assimilated consonant of a(d) could have resulted in spirant mutation
after the preposition _a_ (ad casam > /ak'kasa/ > /axas/ > *a chas).
My thoughts on the indefinate plural is that the only other Romance
language that has lost final -s, French, uses _des_ to mark indefinite
plurals rather than *unes in contrast to the other western Romance
languages (I'm not sure of Romanian). I don't think it is marked with
alch, which in my mind is restricted mostly to indefinite pronouns.
Possibly alchyn (di) but I will have to go check how Welsh constructs the
Thanks to the Browns for bringing the disjunctives back to my attention.
I am now wondering if I need to write up forms such as *eofui or *nunu
as emphatic pronouns.
It looks like gw-h-alltr and nu-h-alltr didn't make it.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
Life is short, so am I!
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