From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
>But in stark contrast when it comes to -Tl- the substitution would beMight be an areal phenomenon, as tl > kl is also in Baltic
>Gmc *se:thla- => *se:kla (Carelian > siekla) > seula 'sieve, siffer'
>Gmc *ne:thla- => *nekla (Carelian > niekla) > neula 'needle'
>Another observation of a contrary development: Modern IcelandicBut Catalan *has* contrastive consonant length (l vs. l.l,
>treats Old Norse geminated -ll- in an odd fashion, it becomes
>devoiced and a precursory -t- is inserted into the pronounciation,
>for example <gull> [gutL] (where capital L is used for voiceless
>lateral). Maybe a Celtic substratum here, does not welsh have
>The interesting point is that AFAIK Icelandic has no
>contrastive consonant length, so the "affricate" must be interpreted
>as one phoneme, much as spanish -rr- or Catalan -tll-, not a sequence.