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Den 18. okt. 2008 kl. 04.42 skreiv Eric Christopherson:

> It's very interesting. Is there a precedent in Norwegian or  
> Faeroese for [k:v] or [t_S] to appear to break hiatus?

Yes, it's one of the most striking features of Faroese. There is some  
slight tendency towards it in western Norway as well, but not at all  
as far-flung as in Faroese. I have been and am a little reluctant to  
include it, as there are no signs of it in Azurian onomastics, but my  
Azurian name list isn't that extensive, and anyway Danish has been an  
alternative official language in the country for over half of the  
last century, so there's good conhistorical reason for missing it.  
And I think it's one of the most charming features of Faroese as  
well, so I really wouldn't like to exclude it from my conworld.

> Note: you wrote "Elsewhere, the result is [tt_S]", and also that  
> the two kinds of insertion "both [consist] of a long stop followed  
> either by [v] or by affrication", but the actual examples using the  
> affricate show just [t_S], not [t_S:] or [tt_S].

Thanks for noticing. I have corrected it now.

I used [tt_S] (or rather its IPA equivalent) instead of marking  
length with a colon in order to emphasise that it's the stop that's  
long, not the affrication. It makes more sense to me that way. But  
what about [t:_S]? Then I would have to split the IPA, which has one  
character for the postalveolar affricate.

LEF