By Ian J. Press

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Examples (with fortis transcribed): bras ['bbra:Z] "big", mat ['mma:D] "good", iaa pttaD] "father", kir fkke:r] "town, settlement"; a-ratre [a'ra:tre] "in good order", semplan fsse:mplä] "(to) faint". 2 above, certain suffixes may affect quantity without displacing the stress. Examples (with fortis transcribed): glas ['gglKZ] "blue, green" - elasoc'h fgglassox] "bluer, greener" (the [o] may be more open) - glasafi ['gglassä] "bluest, greenest" (compare glazan ['gglarzo] "(to) become blue". 11-12, ##11-13 has been drawn upon here.

Interposed adverbs do not mutate (except for keit "as long", koulz "as well"). 1 above). 3) First components in compound words tend to cause mutations under the same conditions as with adjectives. There are, however, exceptions. And here it is even more a case of giving a word list. 92-4, #143; Desbordes in 1983, pp. 4 in Chapter 5. ) (b) phrasal verbs: ober vad "(to) benefit" (lit. "(to) do good"; mad): ober van "(to) feign" (*man). , daou dra vat (NUM NM AJ) "two good things" (not djyj). Tu "side" may behave similarly.

Mantrus The sequences [ntl], [ndl] are not found. Internally (and finally) -l/-i + c'h(-) has the voiced velar fricative [ ]. 3) Final [1], [r] in a group tend to drop. Even if they survive, the preceding consonant may be neutralized as if it were final. Examples: goor ['go:B(r)] (or ['ggop(r)]). These groups are the same as the internal groups (historically a final vowel has been lost). If the group starts with [s], voicelessness remains in sandhi: fresk eo ['freskeo] "it's cool". , Q, 1, £ voices before a following vowel: poent eo (N V) ['pwendeo] "it's time"; fals eo (AJ V) ['falzeo] "it's false".

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