>--- In phoNet@yahoogroups.com, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@w...> wrote:
>> On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 16:38:13 +0000, Richard Wordingham
>> <richard.wordingham@n...> wrote:
>> >A wild possibility is /kt/ > /xt/ > /ft/ > /pt/.
>> The step /ft/ > /pt/ in
>> Romanian also offers no phonetic problems, although /f/ does not
>> yield /p/ in Romanian (only in the clusters /pt/, /ps/ < */ft/,
>Are there other examples of this limited change? I couldn't think
>of any, which is what bothers me about the idea.
One can compare German Fuchs /fUks/, Dachs /daks/ etc., with /xs/ > /ks/.
Miguel Carrasquer Vidal mcv@...