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--- Tristan McLeay <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> On 9 Jan 2005, at 10.47 pm, Carsten Becker wrote:
>
> > Hey!
> >
> > On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 23:01:53 -0800, bob thornton
> <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> First great sound change:
> >> [...]
> >> /k_w/ -> /p/
> >
> > I don't know much about sound changes, but this
> feels a little
> > strange. "QU"
> > changes into "P", doesn't it?
>
> Perfectly normal, in fact. Happened in the P-celtic
> languages (hence
> the name), something similar happened in Greek, I
> think there were some
> Italic languages it happened it, and it happened in
> Føtisk, too :)
>

That's where I got the Q->P idea from, P-Celtic.

> >> Second great sound change:
> >>
> >> Plosive clusters simplify, i.e /kt/ -> /k/, etc.
> >
> > Italian has it just the other way round as far as
> I know, i.e. [kt] ->
> > [t]
> > or maybe [?t].
>
> That doesn't mean it can't happen the other way
> round ;)

I just got this from my dialect of English: We change
exactly into exakly, and various other words get this change.

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