On Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:29:36 +0000, Raymond Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>The shift of [θ] -> [f] is, indeed, widespread in colloqiual British
>speech, as is the shift of [ð] -> [v] when medial or final. When
>initial [ð] seems either to shift to [d] or fall silent.
But Britainese will never have word-initial [ð], right? Lenition of Latin /d/ can't act in initial position, and