A Grammar of Modern Breton by Ian J. Press

By Ian J. Press

The sequence builds an in depth selection of top of the range descriptions of languages around the globe. each one quantity bargains a complete grammatical description of a unmarried language including totally analyzed pattern texts and, if applicable, a thesaurus and different correct info that is to be had at the language in query. There aren't any regulations as to language family members or sector, and even though targeted realization is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and important remedies of higher identified languages also are incorporated. No theoretical version is imposed at the authors; the single criterion is a excessive regular of clinical caliber.

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If there is more than one adjective, in a mutable situation, then they may all be mutated; but mutation here is obligatory only in the first adjective. If there is more than one modified noun, the noun closer/closest to the adjective determines the mutation. 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.

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". The groups -mb/-mo.

Hag he lod dezhi give his share t o - h i m , and her share t o - h e r "Give his share to h i m , and her share to her" (6) Ro he lod dezhan. hag e lod dezhi give her share t o - h i m , and his share t o - h e r "Give her share to h i m , and his share to h e r " The spelling has been adapted (JIP) into Zedacheg. Both e. "his" and he. "her" are pronounced [e]; e. causes the soft mutation, and he. the spirant mutation. That is, after he. "her" fortis η/1/ι are maintained). Context may play a role in comprehension, but it remains clear (and this is backed up by native-speaker intuition) that the fortis/lenis distinction is of significance.

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