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A Grammar of Modern Breton

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So there seems to be no clear way, through quantity or following consonants/silence, of constraining the close and open following examples suggest that they can be regarded as phonemes, with mid-to-open e_ assigned to /e/ and extra-open e_ to /e/. Consider the following three pairs: rez [ ' r e : Z ] "simple" - rez through £. The separate assigned [ * r e : Z ] "you d o tres [ ' t r e s s ] "drawing" - t r e e ' h [ ' t r e : F ] " v i c t o r y " r e n [ ! ) 30 Phonology For g we have the same, if phonetically less categorical, situation.

If there is more than one adjective, in a mutable situation, then they may all be mutated; but mutation here is obligatory only in the first adjective. If there is more than one modified noun, the noun closer/closest to the adjective determines the mutation. Interposed adverbs do not mutate (except for keit "as long", koulz "as well"). 1 above). 3) First components in compound words tend to cause mutations under the same conditions as with adjectives. There are, however, exceptions. And here it is even more a case of giving a word list.

In the first case, however, m. is exclusively fortis in Breton, with v being the reflex of original lenis m. (and lenis bj. So we have a fortis/lenis pair here. As for E/b_ to which i/d_, fe/& at least may be added, it might be asserted that here we have a fortis consonant which happens to be voiceless, paired with a lenis consonant which happens to be voiced. It is interesting to note a surname like Laaathu. , ed du (N + AJ) "buckwheat" (lit. "corn black"), often rendered with voiceless fortis [tt].

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