Re: [tied] Re: Bog

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 9164
Date: 2001-09-07

On Fri, 07 Sep 2001 12:40:56 +0200, Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
<mcv@...> wrote:

>In a situation before resonant, there is a tendency for voiced sounds
>to become less voiced. A good example is provided by Dutch, where an
>immediately following <l>, <n>, <r> or <m> causes devoicing of the
>preceding stop or fricative (e.g. lieve ~ lief-lijk "dear"/"lovely",
>koning ~ konink-lijk "king/royal", begraven ~ begraf-[e]nis
>"bury/burial", verbinden ~ verbint-[e]nis "to unite/union") [in some
>cases, a svarabhakti vowel (schwa) has subsequently developed between
>occlusive and sonorant].

Same thing happens in Catalan before -l: <segle> -> /seggle/ ->
/sekle/ and <-able> -> /-abble/ -> /-aple/.