81Re: [elfscript] Quick Question
- Oct 25, 2000Arden Smith wrote:
>So the significant trait of the lenition is actually the adding of
> Måns Björkman wrote:
> >I always pictured the distinction as between a bilabial nasal
> >/m/ and a bilabial fricative /mh/, which then turned into a labio-dental
> >fricative /v/.
> Certainly the shift from bilabial to labiodental is part of it, but a
> voiced bilabial fricative need not be nasalized, as the medial consonant of
> Spanish _saber_ 'to know' demonstrates.
friction, later followed by loss of the nasal quality? Well, you learn
something new every day!
I hope Stephen Ross feels his "quick question" is anwered by now. :)
Måns Björkman "Mun þu mik!
Störtloppsvägen 8, III Man þik.
SE-129 46 Hägersten Un þu mer!
Sweden An þer."
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