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Barney (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 159.134.220.7
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 06:28 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Hi,
I recall a post asking about why one can find younger speakers in Connacht and Donegal with 3-way distinctions for n and l, and why not 2, as in Munster.

Well looking at the books, it seems that Irish likes to have at least 2 palatised consonants on duty, but what happens in Muster is that /ŋ/ comes in and does the job of /ɲ/, perhaps due to been nearly home-organic, but a linguist would be better to ask about that.


More Northen
bʷa(i)ŋə

bʷɑ(i)ɲə

Munster
bʷa(i)ŋə

The brakets are for the glide; the little i wont show up on the screen

Coinneall and binne, both with a slender nasal (Ring irish)

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Riona
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Username: Riona

Post Number: 492
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2006 - 08:01 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

I'm not clever enough to understand this but I thought that some of you linguistic sorts might think it was interesting and that Barney might appreciate it being stuck back at the top again.

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Barney (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 159.134.220.241
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 02:26 pm:   Small TextLarge TextEdit Post Print Post

Thank you for bumping it back up.

Maybe he will have learnt the difference from his laethanta saoire. I dont know if he is still interested, though!



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