* Paul Bennett said on 2007-01-03 15:43:36 +0100 > The path was > > *p?\='te:r > --> pX='te:r (voicing assim) /skipping lotsa rules/ > --> 'xvyse (initial stress) And the next stage is 'xvys > 'xvis > 'vis unless stress means little in 3B? Which illutrates my point: where does one stop? Although I don't stage definite rules to "wear" words down but play it by ear (now where do the actual trends come from? Not from my L1, that's for sure.) I often face the dilemma of choosing between a worn version and a not so worn version... Taruven is supposed to be diphthong-heavy so I basically *have to* stop eroding before the vowel-differences go... satyú vs. sadu vs. sedže, the latter which really points towards a different language altogether. Bonus "huh": While editing I got the common effect when using vim in a broken shell/terminal emulator: leftover characters at the end of the line (always including i but thankfully not :wq this time) nsureair hfi It could be Taruven but looks more like the bastard child of Irish, Welsh and maybe Swahili. Whatsch'all think? t.