Re: [tied] Suffixes and the Glottalic Theory

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 17033
Date: 2002-12-05

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
> Italian of course has both voiced and voiceless geminates (the
> feature being length, not strength). Whether [d:] and [t:] are
> to merge kind of depends on the rest of the system, I think. In a
> system like the Italian or Old Irish one (with /t/, /d/, /tt/,
> we might expect (between vowels) a development /tt/ > /t/, /dd/ >
> /t/ > /T/, /d/ > /D/. Brythonic and most of Western Romance had a
> three way system /tt/, /t/, /d/, which was resolved as: /tt/ > /t/,
> /t/ > /d/, /d/ > /D/, also pretty much as expected. I don't see any
> natural way a system /tt/, /t/, /d/ might develop into /d/, /t/,

In Welsh, /tt/ > /รพ/, not /t/.