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----- Original Message -----
From: Tim May <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: initial mutation or trigger? Re: re Mutations


> Rodlox wrote at 2004-10-14 17:40:36 (+0200)
>  > >
>  > > As I read it, "initial consonant mutation" isn't any kind of
>  > > technical linguistics terminology; it's just plain English.  The
>  > > initial consonant (e.g. /p/) undergoes a mutation (to /b/),
>  > > therefore it's called initial consonant mutation.  I suppose
>  > > could have been called "first consonant change", but I can't
>  > > think of any way to make it plainer than that.  What the heck
>  > > does a phonetic change like that have to do with triggers?
>  >
>  >  it sounds like the explanation I got (way earlier) regarding
>  > triggers...only it's attached to a word.
>  >
>
> Explain what you now understand a trigger to be.

 an isolate either at the beginning of a sentance (common), or just before
the word...and the trigger can change the meaning of a sentance by simply
being one letter different.